Lana Button - Author

Lana Button is from the tiny border town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. She grew up with a passion to perform, spending hours singing into her skipping rope handle for large crowds of imaginary people. Lana studied acting at Concordia University and got to perform in front of lots of theatergoing crowds, and on TV and film sets in Montreal and Vancouver. But when Lana returned to school to study early childhood education, she fell in love with the magic of picture books. Lana has been a contributor to national parenting and child development magazines such as Today's Parent, Parents Canada and Child Care Exchange. But her passion is in picture books. She strives to tell self-esteem-boosting stories that give children something to cheer about!

Lana has had the pleasure of presenting to large crowds of real children in school settings, libraries, festivals and community centers, from Saskatchewan's Festival of Words to New Brunswick's Chocolate Festival. She is a proud touring author for TD Canadian Children's Book Week.

In addition to writing, presenting and volunteering for literary organizations such as IBBY Canada, First Book Canada and the Rainforest of Reading, Lana works as an early childhood educator and can be found reading and singing to small crowds of kindergarten children. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and their three grown daughters, who, thankfully, still love to listen to picture books.
Facebook: @lana.button.5
Twitter: @LanaButton
Instagram: @lanabutton

My Teacher's Not Here!

2019 - Jean Throop Book Award, IODE Ontario, Short-listed

Willow Finds a Way

2014 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2014 - Rainforest of Reading, 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 - 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
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner