Hélène Boudreau grew up on an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean but now writes fiction and non-fiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada.

She has never time-travelled or saved an endangered bird, nor has she ever spotted a mermaid in the wild, but she believes mermaids are just as plausible as sea horses, flying fish, or electric eels.

Her picture book, I Dare You Not to Yawn, is a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner and a 2014 OLA Blue Spruce Award nominee.

Her tween novel, Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings is a 2011 Crystal Kite Member Choice Award Finalist.

Out now!

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS – book #1 (Jabberwocky 2010)

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH – book #2 (Jabberwocky 2012)

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T NEED HIGH HEELS -book #3 (Jabberwocky 2013)

I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (Candlewick 2013)


KEEP OUT!- Red Dune Adventures book #1 (Nimbus 2010)

WATER HAZARD- Red Dune Adventures book #2 (Nimbus 2011)

ACADIAN STAR (Nimbus 2008)


Coming soon!

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T SELL SEASHELLS -book #4 (Jabberwocky 2013)