Awards and Honours for René's writing
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Disasters, 2013
Ontario Library Association, Red Maple Honour Book, Leaving Fletchville, 2010
I.O.D.E Violet Downey Award Nominee, Leaving Fletchville, 2009
School Library Journal, U.S.A., Leaving Fletchville, 2009, Recommended
The Bookmark, B.C.Teacher-Librarians Association 2009, Leaving Fletchville, Highly Recommended
CM Magazine University of Manitoba November 2008, Leaving Fletchville, Recommended.
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Leaving Fletcvhville, 2009,
CM Magazine, University of Manitoba, Nov. 1999 DISASTER! Highly Recommended
Reader’s Choice Award, Scholastic Canada, Canadian Disasters 1986
CM Magazine, University of Manitoba, Canadian Disasters 1985 Highly Recommended.