Lana Button is the award-winning author of over a dozen children's books. Lana’s books have been translated into 5 different languages and have received the Crystal Kite Award, the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Award and the IBBY Outstanding Book for Young Children. Her picture books have been shortlisted for The Blue Spruce, The Shining Willow, the Jean Throop IODE Award and the Rainforest of Reading, and have been recognized as Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Book of the Year and Best Bets.

Lana is a public speaker with a background in early childhood education and performance. Her literary presentations, which focus on social-emotional topics covered in her books, have inspired thousands of students and educators across Canada.


Lana would love to visit your school or library! Her literary presentations describe how to dream up, how to write and how to edit a story. Lana will have your students clapping, singing and inspired to write their own stories. The students will enjoy read-alouds from her books which are often used in Canadian classrooms to enhance social-emotional learning.

Lana’s presentations are inspiring, educational and entertaining, and involve student participation, movement breaks, and a question-answer period. Lana performs her books out loud while displaying illustrations on a large screen for every student to enjoy. Fun and useful follow-up activities are provided for teachers.

“Lana is a wonderfully engaging presenter. She had our kindergarten students' attention from the moment she began speaking as a result of her sunny disposition and charming manner of presenting to groups.”
- Amy Westbury, Teacher - Librarian, Bruce Trail Public School

“Your name and the excellence of your presentation still resonates strongly with ALL the students and staff!!”
- Karen Upper, Library Technician, Sundridge Elementary School, Sundridge, ON

Please contact to book a visit or find out more information.


Lana has presented to thousands of students through virtual school visits. Please contact to book a virtual visit or to find out more information.

Here's a sample of her virtual visits:


Lana is an experienced presenter and has engaged audiences at festivals across Canada. She has appeared at The Telling Tales Festival, The Eden Mills Writers Festival, Saskatchewan's Festival of Words, New Brunswick's Frye Festival and The Burlington Literary Festival.

Contact if you are interested in finding out more about festival presentations.