CCBC Announces Tour Roster for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2016!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is excited to announce the authors, illustrators and storytellers who will be touring for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2016 (May 7 – 14, 2016).

TD Canadian Children's Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading. Over 28,000 children, teens and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.

Visit the TD Book Week site ( in October to find out what province/territory each of these creators will be touring and the types of readings and workshops they will be giving. Schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres interested in hosting a Book Week visitor can apply online starting mid-October.

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Howe Barnes
Program Coordinator
416 975-0010 x 227

Congratulations to the 30 authors, illustrators and storytellers selected to tour for TD Book Week 2016!

Karen Autio, author
from Kelowna, BC
Rebecca Bender, author & illustrator
from Burlington, ON
Marty Chan, author
from Edmonton, AB
Lisa Dalrymple, author
from Fergus, ON
Geneviève Després, illustrator
from Saint-Lambert, QC
Danika Dinsmore, author
from Gibsons, BC
Donna Dudinsky, storyteller
from Toronto, ON
Wallace Edwards, author & illustrator
from Yarker, ON
Sarah Ellis, author
from Vancouver, BC
Lucy Falcone, author
from Toronto, ON
Maureen Fergus, author
from Winnipeg, MB
Kallie George, author
from Vancouver, BC
Vicki Grant, author
from Halifax, NS
Bob Graham, storyteller
from Orillia, ON
Judith Graves, author
from Cold Lake, AB
Gabrielle Grimard, illustrator
from Waterville, QC
Doretta Groenendyk, author & illustrator
from Canning, NS
Alison Hughes, author
from Edmonton, AB
Kate Jaimet, author
from Ottawa, ON
Sharon Jennings, author
from Toronto, ON
Wesley King, author
from Oshawa, ON
Mary Ann Lippiatt, storyteller
from New Sarepta, AB
Angela Misri, author
from Toronto, ON
Simon Rose, author
from Calgary, AB
Graham Ross, illustrator
from Merrickville, ON
Margriet Ruurs, author
from Salt Spring Island, BC
Kean Soo, author & illustrator
from Toronto, ON
Robin Stevenson, author
from Victoria, BC
Tiffany Stone, author/poet
from Maple Ridge, BC
Allison van Diepen, author
from Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre would like to thank all authors and illustrators who applied to tour. It was very challenging this year as we received over 100 applications. We had to turn away many wonderful, qualified authors and illustrators.