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.


Lana Button, author
Marina Cohen, author

British Columbia 

Sylvia Gunnery, author

Lower Mainland
Tom Ryan, author

Vancouver Island
Alice Kuipers, author

Northern Region
Soyeon Kim, illustrator


Rina Singh, author
Vikki VanSickle, author

New Brunswick

Lori Joy Smith, author/illustrator


Anna Humphrey, author


Mariella Bertelli, storyteller

Northwest Territories

Stephanie McLellan, author

Nova Scotia

Kass Reich, illustrator


Carey Sookocheff, author/illustrator


Alex A., author/illustrator
Darren Groth, author
Alison Hughes, author
Shoshana Litman, storyteller
Lorna Schultz Nicholson, author
Andreas Oertel, author
Pam Withers, author

Prince Edward Island

Elly MacKay, author/ illustrator


Eileen Cook, author
Anne Glover, storyteller
Melanie Jackson, author
Jessica Scott Kerrin, author
Jennifer Mook-Sang, author


Southern Region (Regina/Moose Jaw and southern areas)
J. Torres, author


Joel A. Sutherland, author