Anne Villeneuve - Author/Illustrator


Anne Villeneuve loves to tell stories with her illustrations and her writing. Everywhere she goes, she studies people and animals alike and tries to capture the essence of the life surrounding her with her brushes and crayons. She never leaves home without her sketchbook, whose pages she’s constantly filling with colorful renditions of everything she sees.#Anne is the author and illustrator of many children’s books. Now, she’s tackling the world of graphic novels for adults. Her work can also be found in magazines and websites, on pastry boxes and even in certain metro stations!#She had the honor of being the designated illustrator for the TD Summer Reading Camp in 2018.#Over the years, her books have won many awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature – Illustration in 2000, the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse in 2005 and 2009, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award in 2015 and the Quebec/Wallonia-Brussels award in 2000.#Anne lives in Montreal, Quebec.


  • Loula and Mister the Monster

    2016 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

  • Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

    2020 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2020 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Commended

    2020 - Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award, Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, Commended

    2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2019 - The Globe 100: Books that shaped 2019, The Globe and Mail, Listed

  • Loula and the Sister Recipe

    2014 - 2014 OLA Best Bet List for Children, OLA’s Canadian Materials Committee, Winner

  • Loula Is Leaving for Africa

    2015 - Blue Spruce, Forest of Reading, Commended

    2014 - 2014 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Ontario Arts Council, Winner

    2014 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Canadian Library Association, Commended

    2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

    2013 - Toronto Public Library's First & Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner

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