Anne’s Picture Books
Anne’s Picture Books
Finalist for the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for 2009
Out of the Deeps
illustrated by Nicolas Debon
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
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
illustrated by Kasia Charko,
Lobster Press, 1999
CCBC Our Choice selection
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
“A Canadian boy plans to be a Mountie…beautiful watercolor illustrations…text has a poetic ring.”
School Library Journal
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.
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!