Renne Benoit

Renne Benoit

Renné Benoit is living her childhood dream of being an artist. Trained in graphic design, she is the award-winning
illustrator of more than 15 books for children. Her awards include the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children’s Literature for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion; the OLA Silver Birch Express Award for The Secret of the Village Fool; and the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for both Fraser Bear and Goodbye to Griffith Street. The latter was also nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award. Big City Bees was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration. Renné lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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Books By Renne Benoit

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A Year of Borrowed Men

When World War II "borrows" most of the men in Germany, seven-year-old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow three French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat the men as enemies, but the family finds clever ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on a true story.

By Michelle Barker & Renne Benoit

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Baby Cakes

Baby and his older sister are helping with the baking, but kitty wants to help too. After some mischief, messes, and minor mishaps, everybody gets to enjoy the treats together.

By Theo Heras & Renne Benoit

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Hat On, Hat Off

Baby is getting dressed to go out. But as often as his big sister adds a new piece of clothing, he tosses his hat aside.

By Theo Heras & Renne Benoit

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The Haircut

A confidence-boosting story about a little one’s first haircut from the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny?

By Theo Heras & Renne Benoit

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Where's Bunny?

A sibling celebration of bedtime routines that School Library Journal calls full of “coziness, happiness, and familial love.”

By Theo Heras & Renne Benoit

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