Darren Lebeuf - Author

Biography

Darren Lebeuf grew up on a humble acreage in rural Alberta, where he spent his days drawing, painting and exploring the outdoors. After studying art and design at Grant MacEwan University, Darren started his career as an exhibit designer at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta.#In 2006 he set off on a world adventure, spending years living in Vietnam and then Hong Kong, where he continued his creative career by becoming an internationally acclaimed family and wedding photographer. In 2015 Darren moved to North Vancouver and pursued his long-lost passion for writing and illustrating. He published his first picture book a few years later. He now lives in his Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife, two kids, and their Siberian forest cat.~Instagram: @darrenlebeuf~Facebook: @darren.lebeuf

Awards

  • My City Speaks

    2022 - Schneider Family Book Award, American Library Association, Winner

    2021 - First and Best, Toronto Public Library, Commended

    2023 - IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Award, IBBY Canada, Short-Listed

  • My Ocean Is Blue

    2021 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Ontario Arts Foundation, Commended

    2020 - Concept (Colors) Category, Northern Lights Book Awards, Winner

    2020 - First and Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner

  • My Forest Is Green

    2020 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children`s Book Award, Ontario Arts Council, Commended

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

    2019 - First & Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner

    2019 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Commended

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