Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. 

The readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a child’s eyes to the world of literature. These readings and interactions with authors, illustrators and storytellers can excite a child about literacy. Whether a child is interested in writing, drawing or telling stories aloud, Book Week inspires young imaginations, teaches children how wonderful a good book can be and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Our Adopt-a-School program allows all children to have the chance to meet an author or illustrator. It is important to us that the participating creators are paid for their readings, but not all schools can afford the $250 fee for a reading. The Adopt-a-School program helps ensure that schools and libraries in remote areas have the opportunity to participate in this national celebration of reading.