Book Week 2011
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week ran from Saturday, April 30 to Saturday, May 7, 2011. Thirty English-speaking authors, illustrators and storytellers visited schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres in every province and territory across the country.
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 contact the Book Week Coordinator in your region.
TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2011 celebrates global citizenship. The official theme is Changing the World, One Child at a Time and the Canadian Children's Book Centre will bring attention to books that highlight children and teens who are doing things to make the world a better place in their community, country, or abroad. The theme will also encompass environmental issues, world conflict and world events.
We are thrilled to have award-winning author and illustrated Eugenie Fernandes creating this year’s poster image. Eugenie’s image perfectly captures our Book Week theme – Changing the World, One Child at a Time – and will be the focal image for Book Week 2011 and appear on all of the Book Week materials.
Our Book Week materials will help you celebrate great Canadian children’s books during TD Canadian Children's Book Week and all year long! Award-winning author and illustrator Eugenie Fernandes has created a beautiful image for our 2011 Book Week poster. NOTE: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is no longer producing a Book Week Kit. Instead, teachers and librarians can purchase posters and bookmarks for their classroom or library, and will be able to access the theme guide and activities online starting in January 2011.
Calling all young writers and poets! Do you have a story or a poem about someone that is changing the world? Are you in Grade 4 to 12? If so, enter the Book Week 2011 Writing Contest! Winning entries will be posted on the Book Week website.