Book Week 2014
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week will run from Saturday, May 3 to Saturday, May 10, 2014. Twenty-nine English-speaking authors, illustrators and storytellers will visit schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres in every province and territory across the country.
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. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013.
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.
The theme of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2014 is Read to Remember and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I in 2014. Books can help us to remember WWI, WWII and subsequent wars, books can help us to honour those involved and books can help us to recognize that wars are still happening in other parts of the world today. Our theme guide will focus on books that explore WWI, WWII and subsequent wars Canada has been involved in.
We are thrilled to have acclaimed illustrator Brian Deines create this year’s Book Week 2014 poster image. Deines’ most recent work includes A Bear In War (Pajama Press) and The Road to Afghanistan (Scholastic Canada). His artwork will be the focal image for Book Week 2014 and appear on all of the Book Week materials.
Our Book Week materials will help you celebrate Read to Remember and great Canadian children’s books! Our Book Week poster will help you brighten up your classroom or library and celebrate TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2014. Our free online theme guide offers a collection of 70 annotated titles and activities examining WWI, WWII and subsequent wars Canada has been involved in.
Children's author Linda Granfield, author of such titles as The Road to Afghanistan, Remembering John McCrae: Soldier-Doctor-Poet, The Unknown Soldier and In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae has shared her list of online war resources with us.
Young writers, in grades 4 to 12, are invited to submit their stories and/or poems to the Book Week 2014 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and one winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.