Announcing the All-Star Lineup for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (November 8, 2021) — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the touring creators for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent 2022. Over fifty talented Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers have been selected to take part in this virtual tour and share a love of reading with young people in schools, libraries and homes all across Canada. Established in 1977, the upcoming national tour will take place from May 1-7, 2022. We are thrilled to share the news that this year’s poster will be illustrated by the Fan Brothers, the creators behind The Barnabus Project, winner of both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. The theme for the 2022 tour is Sail into Stories. We are excited to see how the Fan Brothers will encapture that theme in their poster. 

Applications for schools, libraries, bookstores and community organizations interested in hosting readings will open the week of December 6th. Check for the latest updates and subscribe to the CCBC’s newsletter for monthly updates concerning all of the CCBC’s programs. 
Congratulations to all of the selected creators and thank you to everyone who applied. This year’s roster was chosen by a volunteer committee of experts.

See the French-language announcement here


For more information, please contact:

Emma Hunter
Marketing and Communications Coordinator 
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Isabelle Chartrand-Delorme
Program and Events Coordinator

The English-language touring creators for 2022 are:

Ekiuwa Aire, author

Erin Alladin, author

Stephanie Cooke, graphic novelist 

Charis Cotter, author

Anita Daher, author

Sara Florence Davidson, author

Emma FitzGerald, illustrator

Lee Edward Födi, author/illustrator

Kallie George, author

Ginalina, author/singer

Isabelle Groc, author/photographer 

Michael Hutchinson, author

Jessica Scott Kerrin, author

Soyeon Kim, illustrator

Celia Krampien, illustrator 

Danica Lorer, storyteller

Rob Malo, storyteller 

John Martz, illustrator/cartoonist

Janice Lynn Mather, author

Angela Misri, author

Mahtab Narsimhan, author

Ruth Ohi, author/illustrator 

Dominique Pelletier, author/illustrator/cartoonist 

Lois Peterson, author

Rowena Rae, author

Raziel Reid, author

Cory Silverberg, author

Karen Spafford-Fitz, author

Todd Stewart, author/illustrator 

Gillian Sze, author

Nhung Tran-Davis, author

Nancy Vo, author/illustrator

Eric Walters, author


The French-language touring creators for 2022 are:

Pierre-Luc Bélangerauthor

Claude DesRosiers et Félix LaFlamme, authors/illustrators/cartoonists

Valérie Fontaineauthor

Mylène Fortinauthor

Bertrand Gauthierauthor

Karine Glorieuxauthor

Rachel Graveline, author

Geneviève Guilbautauthor

Karine Lambertauthor

Mireille Levertauthor/illustrator

Micheline Marchandauthor

Paul Martinauthor/illustrator

Maryse Pagéauthor

Jeanne Painchaudauthor

Dominique Pelletier, author/illustrator/cartoonist 

Étienne Poirierauthor

Laurence Prud’hommeauthor

Cindy Roy, author

Roxane Turcotteauthor

Élizabeth Turgeonauthor



About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre 
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit
About Communication-Jeunesse
Communication-Jeunesse is a national non-profit cultural organization that was founded in 1971 to promote and appreciate Quebec and Franco-Canadian literature aimed at young people age 0 to 17. The vitality of the organization is largely based on the quality of its associative life and the commitment of its members has been at the heart of its operations since its creation. The members of Communication-Jeunesse enrich its actions and promote its development with as much rigor as energy. For more information, please visit

About Storytellers of Canada
Storytellers of Canada is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of Storytelling. Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting in Montreal instigated by Rosalyn Cohen. Since then, SC-CC holds an national conference in a different location each year. In 2000, SC-CC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and received its National Arts Service Organization designation. SC-CC functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practising oral traditions in Canada and encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion. For more information, please visit

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.

About the Ontario Arts Council
Established in 1963 to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an agency that operates at arm’s length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts. In 2019-20, the OAC invested $51.9 million in 197 communities across Ontario through 1,965 grants to individual artists and 1,152 grants to organizations. For more information, please visit