The Big Red Balloon, written by Mya Barnett
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The Big Red Balloon

Written by Mya Barnett
Cover illustration by Trevor Keen

Amazon paperback
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Public Libraries can purchase EBook edition at Overdrive

What do a little girl in London, a young man in Texas, and a boy in New York City have in common?  Mya invites you to follow The Big Red Balloon, and see the world from a whole new angle.

About the Author

Mya Jean Barnett, twelve years old, lives in Sackville, Nova Scotia.  She loves to paint at her art studio with instructor Sean Orne.  Her inspiration is in the people around her.  She thanks her teachers and especially her grade 5 teacher Mrs. Greencorn who will never be forgotten and who is her inspiration this year.  When she was little Mya loved writing so much that she just never stopped.  Mya hopes you enjoy her book.  Her adventure has just begun!

About the Illustrator

Trevor is an illustrator and animator with over twenty years of experience producing top-notch humourous and energetic artwork for editorial, advertising, and digital media clients. Visit to view more of his work.

Winner of Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge

The Big Red Balloon is a 2015-2016 Kids Write 4 Kids Winner. Kids Write 4 Kids is an annual writing contest for youth in grades 4-8. Since 2012, fifteen young writers have become published authors, instilling confidence in these individuals and serving as an inspiration for their peers. Inspire your kids to write by reading books written by their peers.

About Ripple Foundation

Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization that aims to empower the next generation of leaders by fostering creativity and cultivating a passion for reading and writing in youth across Canada. Kids Write 4 Kids is a writing contest for youth in grades 4-8, where the winning story becomes a published book. Proceeds from book sales on Amazon, Google Play, Apple Books, and Overdrive are donated to the winner’s charity of choice; by doing so, we are also fostering a sense of philanthropy. » Learn More