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Etta Kaner

Etta Kaner

Etta Kaner grew up in Toronto, Canada where she still lives. She writes mosty non-fiction science books for children ranging from ages four to twelve. Her books cover such topics as animal behaviour, the elements, structures (bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams) and the environment. Many of her books have been translated into a variety of languages and have won or been nominated for awards.

Etta is a dynamic, experieced presenter who enjoys working with children of all ages. Her many years of experience as an educator allows her to engage her young audiences and imbue them with a love of books.



Friend or Foe: the Whole Truth about Animals that People Love to Hate. Owlkids, 2015
Animals Do, Too! . Kids Can Press, 2017
Earth Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More. Kids Can Press, 2012
And the Winner Is...: Amazing Animal Athletes. Kids Can Press, 2013
Have You Ever Seen a Duck in a Raincoat?. Kids Can Press, 2009
Have You Ever Seen a Hippo with Sunscreen?. Kids Can Press, 2010
Who Likes the Rain?. Kids Can Press, 2007
Who Likes the Sun?. Kids Can Press, 2007
Who Likes the Snow?. Kids Can Press, 2006
Animals Migrating. Kids Can Press, 2005
Animal Groups . Kids Can Press, 2004
Animals Talk. Kids Can Press, 2002
Animals at Work. Kids Can Press, 2001
Animal Defenses. Kids Can Press, 1999


Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader for Who Likes the Rain?, 2008
Silver Birch OLA and Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award shortlist for Friend or Foe: the Whole Truth about Animals that People Love to Hate, 2017
Grand Canyon Reader Award for And the Winner Is..., 2016
Diamond Willow Award nominee for Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Presentations vary in content according to the book presented. But all presentations involve the following:

- Presentation of the content of the chosen book

-Discussion of the process involved in book writing and publication

-A hands-on interactive component

Discussion with teachers or librarians will help shape the content of the presentation.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
4 - 6
Audience Size: