Anne’s Picture Books


Finalist for the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for 2009

Out of the Deeps
illustrated by Nicolas Debon
Orca, 2008

Out of the Deep recounts a 12-year-old Canadian boy’s first day of work in a coal mine. A multifaceted story that presents engaging insights into the dangers, drama and history of mid-twentieth century coal mining.

Highly Recommended.                CM Magazine

My Home Bay
illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel, 
Red Deer Press, 2003 

When her mother makes three promises to entice Gwynie to move to Nova Scotia, 
Gwynie regrets making her third wish such an impossible one.

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection.

The F Team
illustrated by Rose Cowles,
Orca Books, 2003

In this silly hockey story six friends get rejected from the town's A team, learn figure skating and challenge the A team to a funtastic game.

"Carter's story moves at a brisk pace, and her rhymes and rhythms show a vibrant wit... noteworthy for taking the approach that the game's culture need not be a closed one."    Quill & Quire, Sept/03

Tall in the Saddle

Illustrated by David McPhail,

Orca Book Publishers, 1999.

ABA “Pick of the Lists”

Maclean’s Recommended Christmas Pick/1999

“A rollicking cowboy fantasy!” Arlene Perly Rae

From Poppa

illustrated by Kasia Charko,

Lobster Press, 1999

CCBC Our Choice selection

“Recommended reading!”
Barbara Greenwood, City Parent

“…a girl comes to terms with the departure of her grandfather…told in a charming way.”
The Anglican Journal

Under a Prairie Sky
illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel,
Orca Book Publishers, 2002

Winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award
for Best English Book for Young Children 2002

“A Canadian boy plans to be a Mountie…beautiful watercolor illustrations…text has a poetic ring.”
School Library Journal

Circus Play

illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald,

Orca Book Publishers, Fall 2002

“Everyone calls my house The Big Top. Kids knock at the window wanting to play…”

A boy’s living room is transformed into a circus. His friends play true to the traditions of the Big Top.

    Night Boy

    illustrated by Ninon Pelletier

     Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2012

            A prince, Night arrives at a star-spangled palace,
            Swirling his cape of aurora borealis.
            He fires off comets; then a voice stops his show.
            It's loud and commanding—a voice he should know.

            "Stop playing!" Day shouts from far across space.
            "I'll meet you at home. Come on, it's a race!"
            And that's when he finally remembers their game.
            He forgot to find Day. Each night it's the same!

ISBN 9781554694020