Book Week 2012

Public Readings

There are 116 free, public readings taking place across Canada during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week this year. These readings are generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and are held in public libraries, community centres, bookstores, and in the case of remote regions where there is not a public library, local schools. Check the following list to see if there is a reading in your area to enjoy!Learn More

Who's On Tour

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week will run from Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12, 2012. Twenty-nine English-speaking authors, illustrators and storytellers will visit schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres in every province and territory across the country. Learn More

Apply to Host a Reading

If your school, library, bookstore or community centre is interested in hosting a Book Week author, illustrator or storyteller, please complete the online application form. Learn More

Book Week Coordinators

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. Learn More

Book Week Theme

The theme for TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2012 is Read a Book, Share a Story and will celebrate the importance of sharing stories. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Lillian H. Smith becoming the first trained children’s librarian in the British Empire. Our Book Week theme highlights the important role that librarians play in sharing books and creating lifelong readers. Learn More

Book Week Illustration

We are thrilled to have award-winning illustrator Janice Nadeau create the Book Week 2012 poster image. Janice's work will be the focal image for Book Week 2012 and appear on all of the Book Week materials. Learn More

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 illustrator Janice Nadeau has created a beautiful image for our 2012 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 2012.
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Book Week Writing Contest

The winners have been announced for the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest! Over 2,000 submissions were received. Read the winning stories and honourable mentions here!.Learn More