The Book Week tour participants will travel to the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador, across the Prairies, through the mountains of British Columbia and up to the very tips of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. They will visit schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores in every province and territory and speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading, writing and illustrating books for children and teens.

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 in March 2017 if they are able to provide you with a reading.


Joyce Grant, author
John Martz, author/illustrator

British Columbia

Geneviève Côté, author/illustrator

Lower Mainland
Mahtab Narsimhan, author

Vancouver Island
Charis Cotter, author

Northern Region
Melanie Florence, author


Marianne Dubuc, author/illustrator
Beth Goobie, author

New Brunswick

Linda Granfield, author


Josée Bisaillon, illustrator


Mireille Messier, author

Northwest Territories

Natasha Deen, author

Nova Scotia

Kathleen Kompass, storyteller


Joan Marie Galat, author


Mike Boldt, author/illustrator
Jason Chabot, author
Karen Gummo, storyteller
Kate Inglis, author
Diane Carmel Leger, author
Stacey Matson, author
Gabrielle Prendergast, author

Prince Edward Island

Caroll Simpson, author/illustrator


(English-language tour)
Norm Perrin, storyteller
Kathyrn Shoemaker, author/illustrator
Judith Silverthorne, author
Ted Staunton, author
Kari-Lynn Winters, author


Northern Region
Alan Cumyn, author

Southern Region
Erin Bow, author


Emil Sher, author