Lana Button grew up in a tiny border town in New Brunswick. Before becoming a writer, Lana was an actress and early childhood educator. Lana’s WILLOW picture book series has been shortlisted for The Blue Spruce, The Shining Willow, and the Rainforest of Reading. They’ve also been named CCBC’s Best Bets and IBBY’s Outstanding Book for Young Children. Lana’s latest picture book, MY TEACHER’S NOT HERE! is about surviving school when your teacher is away.