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TD Canadian Children’s Book Week kicks off this weekend

childrensbookweekTD Canadian Children’s Book Week, which runs May 3–10, will see 29 of the nation’s finest English-language kidlit authors, illustrators, and storytellers taking part in events at schools, libraries, and bookstores in every province and territory of the country. Organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in partnership with Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada, more than 25,000 participants are expected to attend this year.

The goal of the program, now in its 37th year, is to bring awareness of Canadian children’s literature to communities large and small, while promoting literacy and celebrating homegrown talent.

The theme for this year’s Book Week is “Read to Remember,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The CCBC has created a free online resource guide for teachers and librarians, which includes book recommendations and learning activities.

More information, including a full touring schedule and roster of participating authors and illustrators, can be found at bookweek.ca.