TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2017 runs from Saturday, May 6 to Saturday, May 13, 2017. Thirty Canadian children’s authors, illustrator and storytellers will be visiting schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores across Canada throughout the week.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Each May, over 400 readings are given to over 25,000 children, teens and adults in roughly 175 communities across the country as we make every possible effort to reach children in more remote regions and communities. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.

Costs Involved

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a cost-effective way to bring a Canadian children’s author, illustrator or storyteller into your school or library.

Who’s On Tour

Thirty English-speaking authors, illustrators and storytellers will visit schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres in every province and territory across the country.

Apply to Host a Reading

If your school, library, bookstore or community centre is interested in hosting a Book Week author, illustrator or storyteller, please complete the online application form.

Book Week Coordinators

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has wonderful Book Week Coordinators located in every province and territory who organize the Book Week tours. If you are interested in hosting an author, illustrator or storyteller during Book Week, please fill in the online application form and the Book Week Coordinator in your region will contact you if they are able to provide you with a reading.

Book Week Theme and Materials

Coming soon!