Lana Button - Author

Lana Button was born and raised in the tiny border town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, where she transformed all of her rubber skipping ropes into microphones, and sang to large crowds of imaginary people in her bedroom. Growing up, Lana took any opportunity to perform. She studied theatre performance at Concordia University in Montreal and spent some time in Vancouver acting in TV and film.

Lana fell in love with the magic of picture books while studying early childhood education. Today Lana lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband, her three incredible daughters and her cat, Rocco, and she spends much of her day singing and reading to small crowds of preschoolers

Willow Finds a Way

2014 - Rainforest of Reading, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2014 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2013 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Willow's Whispers

2011 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2011 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner

Picture Books