TD Grade One Book Giveaway 2022


This fall, Grade 1 children nation-wide will take home Fast Friends, written by Heather M. O’Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila and published by Scholastic Canada. Translated into French by Isabelle Allard, francophone Canadians and French immersion students across Canada will receive copies of Amis instantanés, published by Éditions Scholastic.

When Suze, a nonverbal student, is introduced to high-energy Tyson’s class, everyone is tentative about him being around her. But while the other students and even the teacher don’t understand Suze, Tyson does. And Tyson and Suze might have more in common than anyone thought.

Since 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada — the CCBC has given every Grade 1 child a free Canadian children’s book.

The book is to be taken home by each child to keep and to read with their parent(s) or caregiver. This far-reaching annual book giveaway program, which provides over 550,000 books to Grade 1 children across Canada, is fully funded by TD Bank Group. The program is intended to encourage literacy and reading for young children and supports the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s mandate of bringing great Canadian books to Canadian children and to promote a love of reading and a passion for books.

The coordination of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway is done by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. School boards and ministries of education in all provinces and territories will be contacted in spring 2022 for their 2022-2023 Grade 1 enrolment figures.  If you have any questions regarding the 2022 program, please contact Meghan Howe at