Who’s On Tour

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week will take place from Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12, 2012. Twenty-nine English-speaking authors, illustrators and storytellers will be visiting schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres in every province and territory across the country. Five award-winning Francophone authors and illustrators will also be touring Quebec during Book Week 2012.

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.

Who’s On Tour

Don Aker, author
Rina Singh, author

British Columbia

Jan Andrews, storyteller & author

Lower Mainland
Brian Deines, illustrator

Vancouver Island
Bernice Gei-Ying Hune, storyteller

Vivien Bowers, author
Gina McMurchy-Barber, author

New Brunswick
Aubrey Davis, author & storyteller

Joan Marie Galat, author & storyteller

Alison Lohans, author

Northwest Territories
Andrea Spalding, author

Nova Scotia
Karen Patkau, author & illustrator

Allan Stratton, author

Alison Acheson, author
Caroline Adderson, author
Eileen Cook, author
Yayo, illustrator
Jessica Scott Kerrin, author
Chris McMahen, author
Robert Rayner, author

Prince Edward Island
Willow Dawson, author & illustrator

Quebec (English-language tour)
Marty Chan, author
Shoshana Litman, storyteller
Kathleen McDonnell, author
Caroline Pignat, author
Richard Rudnicki, author & illustrator


Moose Jaw and southern area
Judy Ann Sadler, author

Saskatoon and northern area
Vikki VanSickle, author

Alan Cumyn, author