APPLY NOW! Canadian Children’s Book Week 2021: Reader’s Take Flight/Tournée Lire à tout vent

Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian books for children and youth and the importance of reading and storytelling. This year’s first-ever virtual tour is committed to preserving the goals of Book Week, connecting Canada’s young readers from across the country with talented authors, illustrators and storytellers who will entertain, educate and inspire. Book Week 2021 will run from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8 2021.

The virtual readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a participant’s eyes to the world of Canadian literature. In addition to fostering a passion for reading and stories, this year’s interactive workshop style encourages the participants to development their own skills as a writers, storytellers and artists.

What does it cost?

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre subsidizes each of the presentations so that authors, illustrators and storytellers can be properly compensated for their time and expertise but at a rate that is more affordable for schools/libraries/community groups. The total cost per presentation is $200.00 plus GST or HST, if applicable. For more information on tour participant’s presentation fees.

Find out who is touring!

This year, 24 authors, illustrators and stoytellers from across the country will be offering virtual visits in English during Book Week. For information regarding visits in French, contact our tour partner at Communication-Jeunesse: Isabelle Chartrand-Delorme.The virtual format allows each region more choice than ever before of who they can host for a visit. To see the complete list of who is available to tour by region visit

Apply today!

Visit  to apply today! Deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 2021.


For more information, please contact:

Amanda Halfpenny (she/her), Events & Program Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Suite 200, 425 Adelaide Street West | Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3C1
T: 416 975-0010 x 4 | |