Anne Renaud

Anne Renaud

Westmount, QC

My books have been nominated for a number of awards, including the Hackmatack, Silver Birch, Red Maple and Rocky Mountain Award (Short-listed)


Grosse Ile: Island of Hope and Sorrow (also available in French)

Missuk's Snow Geese (also available in French) (Simply Read Books, 2008)

Les pierres d'Emma (Dominique et compagnie, 2012)

Amande Lavande (Dominique et compagnie, 2013)

Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament (Kids Can Press, 2017)

Fania's Heart (Second Story Press, 2018)

La boite à sourires (Dominique et compagnie, 2016)


Beginning Readers, Non-fiction, Picture books


My readers often ask me why I write books. I tell them it is because I like to do creative things and I find writing to be a very creative exercise. It’s also because I can’t dance well and I can’t sing well, so I try my best at writing well. I hope my books educate, entertain and inspire children.

My non-fiction books are about Canadian history. They are real-life stories that really happened. My fiction books are stories I make up with my imagination.

You may have also read articles, poems or craft projects I have written for children’s magazines, such as Highlights, Faces, Cricket, YESMag and KNOW.

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Reading of picture books followed by a craft project

I give readings in schools in English and French, of my picture books. These readings are followed by a craft project. I provide the instructions and materials. Groups are usually no larger than 25. The age group is 4-8 year olds.


Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior kindergarten, Senior kindergarten, Primary (1-3)

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Powerpoint presentation on non-fiction books

I give Powerpoint presentations on my fiction-books for 9-12 years, and older.  These presentations last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question period.  The groups are usually no larger than 100 children. 

The topics of these presentations are as follows:

The Empress of Ireland (the worst maritime disaster in Canada's history)


The history of the Canadian Tulip Festival

Pier 21

The Nova Scotia giantess Anna Swan



Presentation type: Other

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)