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Genre: Picture Books

Grades: Kindergarten-Grade 5

Cost for School and Public Readings Program: $200.00 plus applicable taxes

Presentation Information

Presentation 1 (featuring Sergeant Billy) :

Who was smuggled in France in an orange crate, imprisoned for being a spy and saved the lives of many soldiers? Sergeant Billy! Join author Mireille Messier for a presentation and reading of Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War, a delightful tale inspired by the true story of a brave WWI hero… who was also a goat! The reading is followed by a lively presentation of interesting facts about Billy and military mascots, and a Q&A with the author.

For students aged 7 to 10, 45-minutes

Presentation 2 (featuring Treasure) :

What IS a treasure? Mireille Messier reads her award-winning picture book Treasure and talks about the treasures, big and small, that can be found in nature. Followed by a Q&A with the author.

For students aged 4 to 7, 30-minutes

Book List

Nutcracker Night (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. Gabrielle Grimard – Pajama Press – October 2019 – 40 p. Also available in French

Sergeant Billy : The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War (non-fiction picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. Kass Reich – Tundra – September 2019 – 40 p. Also available in French

Treasure! (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. Irene Luxbacker – Orca Book Publishers – September 2019 – 32 p. Also available in French

Tellement sauvage (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. France Cormier – Éditions d’Eux  – 2018 – 32 p.

À qui le coco? (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. Caroline Merola – Éditions de l’Isatis – Coll. Clin d’œil  – 2018 – 24 p.

Moi aussi! Moi aussi! (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. : Yves Dumont– Éditions de la Bagnole – 2017 – 32 p.

Fatima and the Clementine Thieve (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. : Gabrielle Grimard – Red Deer Press – 2017 – 32 p. Also available in French

The Branch (picture book) Written by Mireille Messier – Ill. : Pierre Pratt – Kids Can Press – September 2016 Also available in French

Une bestiole à l’école  Mireille Messier – Ill. Catherine Petit – Éditions de l’Isatis – 2016 – 24 p. (picture book)

Sur les traces de Champlain – Un voyage extraordinaire en 24 tableaux Collectif. Mireille Messier et al. – Éditions Prise de parole – 2015 – 302 p. (general fiction)

Le voilier d’Olivier – une aventure en anagrammes Mireille Messier – Ill. : Loufane – Éditions Scholastic – 2014 – 32 p. (picture book)

La salade de César Mireille Messier – Ill. : Julie Cossette– Éditions de la Smala – 2014 – 32 p. (picture book)

Une Charlotte olympique  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Benoît Laverdière – Éditions de la Bagnole – 2014 – 32 p. (picture book)

Embrouilles à Embrun Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Keelan-Bishop – Éditions du Vermillon – Coll. Les aventures de Viviane et Simon – 2013 – 92 p. (junior fiction)

Quand les zéros deviennent des hérosMireille Messier – Ill. : Loufane – Éditions Scholastic – 2013 – 32 p. (game book)

C’est chouette, une maman! Mireille Messier – Ill. : Geneviève Després – Éditions de la Bagnole – 2013 – 24 p. (picture book)

Charlotte partout! Mireille Messier – Ill. : Benoît Laverdière – Éditions de la Bagnole – 2012 – 24 p. (picture book)

Tout un méli-mélo Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Lizano – ERPI – 2012 – 16 p. (picture book)

Coup de théâtre à Stratford Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Keelan-Bishop – Éditions du Vermillon – Coll. Les aventures de Viviane et Simon – 2010 – 100 p. (junior fiction)

Chapeau Charlotte! Mireille Messier – Ill. : Benoît Laverdière – Éditions de la Bagnole – 2010 – 32 p. (picture book)

Quel fouillis!  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Julie Cossette – ERPI – 2009 – 16p. (picture book)

LUCA : Pirate-chevalier-archéologue-joueur de hockey  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Carl Pelletier – Scholastic – 2008 – 32 p. (picture book, also available in English)

Une Charlotte au chocolat  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Benoît Laverdière – Éditions de la Bagnole – 2008 – 32 p. (picture book)

Tous les œufs dans le même panier Mireille Messier – Ill. : Guillaume Perrault – CFORP – 2007 – 68 p. (hi-lo fiction)

Coupe et soucoupe à Sudbury  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Keelan-Bishop – Éditions du Vermillon – Coll. Les aventures de Viviane et Simon – 2006 – 94 p. (junior fiction)

Déclic à Toronto Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Keelan-Bishop – Éditions du Vermillon – Coll. Les aventures de Viviane et Simon – 2005 – 100 p. (junior fiction)

Mes carnets aux questions – La Lune Collectif Québec Amérique – Coll. Professeur Génius – 2005 (non-fiction)

Competition : Deal With it from Start to Finish  Mireille Messier – Ill. Steven Murray – James Lorimer and Co. – Deal With It Series – 2004 – (non-fiction)

Mon album du corps humain Collectif Québec Amérique – Coll. Professeur Génius – 2004 (non-fiction)

Mon album des découvertes et inventions Collectif Québec Amérique – Coll. Professeur Génius – 2005 (non-fiction)

Une Twiga à Ottawa Mireille Messier – Ill. : Marc Keelan-Bishop – Éditions du Vermillon – Coll. Les aventures de Viviane et Simon – 2003 – 62 p. (junior fiction)

Mirouille raconte… 7 jours en contes  Mireille Messier – Ill. : Mireille Messier – CFORP – 1999 – 60 p. (picture book)

Forthcoming Titles

Star : The Bird Who Inspired Mozart

Mireille Messier – Ill. Matte Stephens – Tundra – Fall 2021 – 32 p. (historical picture book)

Biography

Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based children’s writer with a background in broadcasting and theatre. Before becoming an author, Mireille worked as a television host, a scriptwriter, a translator, a director, a researcher, a book reviewer and a voice actress. Sometimes, she still does those things, too.

Since the launch of her first book in 2003, Mireille has published over twenty-five books, some in French, others in English. Her books have also been translated into Arabic, Korean, Italian, German, Mandarin, Slovenian and Dutch. Mireille’s books have been nominated for (and sometimes even won!) many literary awards including the Governor General’s, Blue Spruce, Prix Peuplier, Christopher, Rocky Mountain and Willow awards.

Mireille lives in Toronto with her husband, her teenage kids and three extremely fluffy cats.