Welcome to Renner Writes

Renner Writes showcases books written by author, Barbara Renner. Barbara understands the importance of reading and wants to make a difference in children’s lives. As a guest author, Barbara reads her books to preschool and elementary school classes. Lessons that teach children creativity and critical thinking skills are part of her presentations.

Quincy the Quail Picture Books

Quincy is a little clumsy, and his topknot falls in front of his eyes, but that doesn’t stop him from taking care of his family. Quincy shares his desert home with children ages 3-7. Both entertaining and educational, every reader discovers interesting facts about the Gambel’s Quail through notations on almost every page. Both books contain animal sounds that can be heard using QR Codes and a QR Code Reader App on a smart phone or other device. Children love to read about Quincy’s adventures and listen to the quail sounds.

Listen to the covey of quail:


Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call, pages 15 & 16

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Using a free QR Code Reader App on a smart phone or other device, the reader can hear Lonnie’s dad yodel.

Four different Loon calls can be heard in this book.




Barbara’s five-star rated books can be found in the following gift and bookstores



Quincy the Quail

Heard Museum Shops, Phoenix, AZ (602-251-0270)

Sibley’s West, Chandler, AZ (480-899-4480)

The Literate Lizard, Sedona, AZ (928-325-2971)

North Mountain Visitor Center, Phoenix, AZ (602-335-1962)

Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM (505-344-8139)

Page 1 Books, Albuquerque, NM (505-294-2026)

Peregrine Book Company, Prescott, AZ (928-445-9000)


Lonnie the Loon

Cultural Center Gift Store, New York Mills, MN (218-385-3339)

The Market, Fergus Falls, MN (218-998-3663)

Dorset Books, Dorset, MN (218-255-0179)

The Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, MI (906-847-6202)

Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids, MN (218-237-2665)

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Rochert, MN (218-847-2641)

Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR (503-246-0053)

The Shop at Dunvilla, Pelican Rapids, MN (218-384-1910)

Riverview Place, Pelican Rapids, MN (218-863-4040)


Roger and Barb

Roger & Barb at The Backyard Station in Frazee, MN