Bibliovideo to Release Telling Tales Episodes in New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (October 14, 2020) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce an important new partnership: Bibliovideo and Telling Tales.

For more than a decade, Telling Tales has celebrated a love of reading and the important role that Canadian storytellers play in shaping our children’s futures with a signature festival and year-round interactive programming. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Telling Tales has gone virtual, creating 13 episodes of quality children’s programming that will engage and delight children from tots to teens.

Bibliovideo is pleased to partner with Telling Tales to release all 13 episodes, starting on October 14, 2020, and continuing twice weekly. View the playlist here.

“With our missions so closely aligned, this exciting partnership is allowing us to connect inspiring free children’s programming with a new and dedicated audience,” says Susan Jasper, Executive Director of Telling Tales. “It’s a true win-win.”

Launched earlier this year, Bibliovideo is the CCBC’s YouTube channel all about Canadian children’s books. It is a vibrant destination for readers, librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators, researchers, and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people. Viewers can enjoy author interviews, read-alongs, how-to demos from illustrators, book trailers, book reviews, and more.

“We are committed to ensuring that there is better digital access and promotion of exceptional Canadian books to raise awareness and promote literacy,” says Rose Vespa, Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. “With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Bibliovideo is the first step in a long-range digital strategy.” This project is being developed by a consortium of organizations led by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre that includes the Association of Canadian Publishers/49thKids, Canadian School Libraries, CANSCAIP, Communication-Jeunesse and IBBY Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Trish Osuch
Bibliovideo Channel Manager

About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, visit

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. 

About Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts. Visit their website here.

About the Consortium Members

Association of Canadian Publishers/49th Kids
Canadian School Libraries
IBBY Canada