Book Week 2011 Tour Roster Announced

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is excited to announce the names of the authors, illustrators and storytellers who have been selected to tour for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2011.

Rona Arato, author
(North York, ON)

Andrea Beck, author/illustrator
(Unionville, ON)

PJ Bracegirdle, author
(Montreal, QC)

Jennifer Cayley, storyteller
(Lanark, ON)

Maggie de Vries, author
(Vancouver, BC)

Linda DeMeulemeester, author
(Burnaby, BC)

Penny Draper, author/storyteller
(Victoria, BC)

Renee Englot, storyteller
(Edmonton, AB)

L.M. Falcone, author
(Toronto, ON)

Jennie Frost, storyteller
(Edmonton, AB)

Rachna Gilmore, author
(Ottawa, ON)

Georgia Graham, author/illustrator
(Lacombe, AB)

Jacqueline Guest, author
(Bragg Creek, AB)

Julie Lawson, author
(Victoria, BC)

Lesley Livingston, author
(Toronto, ON)

Celia Barker Lottridge, author
(Toronto, ON)

Ann Love and Jane Drake, authors
(King, ON)

Jill MacLean, author
(Bedford, NS)

Elizabeth MacLeod, author
(Toronto, ON)

Sharon McKay, author
(Kilbride, ON)

Michelle Mulder, author
(Victoria, BC)

Mahtab Narsimhan, author
(Toronto, ON)

Martha Newbigging, illustrator
(Consecon, ON)

Ted Staunton, author
(Port Hope, ON)

Robin Stevenson, author
(Victoria, BC)

Colleen Sydor, author
(Winnipeg, MB)

Kevin Sylvester, author/illustrator
(Toronto, ON)

Robert Paul Weston, author
(Toronto, ON)

Janet Wilson, author/illustrator
(Eden Mills, ON)

The CCBC would like to thank all authors and illustrators who applied to tour. It was very challenging this year because we received 127 applications for the 26 available tour spots. In addition, 3 storytellers were selected by the Storytellers of Canada. We had to turn away many wonderful, qualified authors and illustrators. We do encourage you to apply again next year if you have a new book coming out.

More information about the 2011 Book Week tours will be posted at in September.