Lana Button

Lana Button grew up in the tiny border town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. As a writer, Lana has contributed to many magazines and is the author of several picture books. Lana’s Willow picture book series highlights how the shyest kid in class gets her through her day. They have been shortlisted for awards including The Blue Spruce, The Shining Willow, and the Rainforest of Reading. Her latest picture book, My Teacher’s Not Here!, is about surviving school when your teacher is away. Lana lives in Burlington, ON with three grown daughters, one cat, one dog and one travelling husband.

My Teacher’s Not Here!

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As soon as she arrives at school, Kitty knows there’s trouble. “Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” With no Miss Seabrooke, everyone should be sent home, right? But no! Kitty and her classmates line up as usual and walk into the school building. Kitty’s worries build as she wonders how she will get through the day without her teacher. Read more.