I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to have WILLOW FINDS A WAY amongst the list of terrific books nominated for the 2014 Blue Spruce Awards! I’m counting the days until I get to meet all of these terrific authors and illustrators!
Here’s the official list:
A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton & Karen Patkau
I Dare You Not to Yawn by Hélène Boudreau& Serge Bloch
If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay
In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen & Dusan Petricic
Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan & Dusan Petricic
Oddrey by Dave Whamond
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe by Wallace Edwards
Willow Finds a Way by Lana Button & Tania Howells


Willow Finds a Way


2014 Blue Spruce Nominee

2012 Publisher’s Weekly’s Selected Listing for Bullying Resources

Willow is thrilled the whole class — including her! — is invited to classmate Kristabelle’s fantastic birthday party, until the bossy birthday girl starts crossing guests off the list when they dare cross her. There are many books on bullying, but Willow’s story offers a unique look at how to handle the situation as a bystander.


Chapters, Indigo http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/willow-finds-a-way/9781554538423-item.html

Amazon.ca http://www.amazon.ca/Willow-Finds-Way-Lana-Button/dp/1554538424

Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/Willow-Finds-Way-Lana-Button/product-reviews/1554538424

Praise for Willow Finds a Way

The Globe and Mail “It’s easy to forget that my kids think their problems are as massive as I think my own are. Button never does. To her enormous credit, she’s written a book that speaks directly to their experience.”

WILLOW FINDS A WAY. Text copyright 2013 by Lana Button Illustrations copyright 2013 by Tania Howells. Kids Can Press Ltd.


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