FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (February 24th, 2020) — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the touring creators for Canadian Children’s Book Week 2020. Seven talented Canadian authors and illustrators were selected from nearly 100 applicants to tour outside of their home provinces and share a love of reading with young people in schools and libraries.
Established in 1977, this year’s national tour will take place from May 2-9, 2020. This year’s theme is “Escape Into Reading,” which celebrates books as places we can always go for solace, adventure and familiar worlds and friends. Posters, bookmarks and activities are available for free online at bookweek.ca. Schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres interested in hosting readings can apply today at bookweek.ca.
The touring creators for 2020 are:
Paul Covello, illustrator/author
Eugenie Fernandes, illustrator/author
Prince Edward Island
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator/author
British Columbia, Lower Mainland
Shane Peacock, author
Monique Polak, author
Robin Stevenson, author
Nicola Winstanley, author
For more information, please contact:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Tel: 416-975-0010 ext. 221