Canadian Children’s Book Week: Readers take Flight/Tournée Lire à tout vent 2021

Are you a Canadian creator who has written or illustrated at least two books for young people? Do you love talking about your books and sharing your love of reading with young readers? Apply to take part in Canadian Children’s Book Week 2021 to virtually visit young people all across the country and celebrate books and stories. Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading.

Next year’s tour will take place from May 2 to May 8, 2021, and will allow young readers to connect with their favourite authors and illustrators. The virtual meetings will take place from coast to coast to coast in English and French and provide a great opportunity to immerse oneself in the creative world of children’s literature. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all creator visits will be virtual and engaging.

Taking place every year since 1977, for the first time, Canadian Children’s Book Week will be a bilingual tour planned in tandem by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Communication-Jeunesse. With this collaboration, we have adjusted some of our eligibility criteria in order to be have consistency between our English and French components of the tour.


Eligibility criteria

Permanent residency in Canada or Canadian citizenship

 Member of either the Canadian Children’s Book Centre or Communication Jeunesse 

Have published 2 books in the past five years (with preference given to book creators with new books that have come out or will be coming out in 2020/spring 2021)


Apply To Tour Today!