Irene Luxbacher :: Author and Illustrator

Constantly evolving, my work reflects a love of painting, drawing, illustration and writing. I write poems and essays on occasion. But mostly I paint and draw. Many of my paintings and poems become inspiration for children's books, which have been published in my home country of Canada and abroad.
Books For Children

Editorial (W.I.P.)

Paintings (W.I.P.)

Illustration Portfolio

Robot, Unicorn, Queen

Shannon Bramer's follow-up to her much-loved poetry book Climbing Shadows is a collection of poems that explore a range of childhood experiences. Many poems reveal what it feels like to be a child—to pretend and dream and play with abandon, as well as to hurt and regret and feel sorrowful. The poems are varied in form, and while some are simple and direct, others invite children to see the potential for play and discovery in words and language.

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Once I Was A Bear

Irene was inspired to write Once I Was a Bear upon discovering that her son, who is on the Autism spectrum, seems most at home in natural surroundings.

"As a result," she says, "his dad and I started calling him 'our little bear.' His powerful imagination, abilities, and sensitivities enlighten me every day."

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Deep Underwater

Sophia bravely dives down to discover the secrets under the sea. She encounters beautiful fish and floating forests. Farther down, the dark water is full of tentacles and treasures. Deep underwater, she is never alone. Do you dare dive down after her? The ocean is full of endless possibilities in this dreamy, imagistic story. Sophia's journey will linger with readers long after the return to shore.

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The Malaika Series

This multiple award-winning series follows a young girl as she adapts to moving to Canada with her growing and close-knit family. She introduces her new Canadian friends to the joyful celebrations of her birth country while she rises to the challenges of learning the ropes and making friends in her new home.

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