Grade 1 students from coast-to-coast will be cheering Good Morning, Canada, as TD and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre kicks off the 18th annual TD Grade One Book Giveaway this October. As Canada’s largest free book distribution program for school-aged children, more than 550,000 special edition copies of Good Morning, Canada by Andrea Lynn Beck will be distributed to Grade 1 students nationwide. To bring the story to life, Beck will also take part in book readings at schools in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.
“I’m thrilled to share Good Morning, Canada with young readers from coast to coast as part of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway,” said Andrea Lynn Beck, author and illustrator. “The book explores many of the symbols of Canada that we know and love, like hockey, snow and Mounties “in a row” — and we’ve added extra information just for our grade one readers!”
Celebrating the beauty of Canada through bright illustrations and cheerful, rhyming text, Good Morning, Canada introduces children to unique landscapes and iconic symbols from across the country. The inviting pages capture a familiar Canada that will delight young readers.
“Getting lost in a good book is one of the greatest joys of childhood and we are proud to be part of this experience for every grade one student across Canada,” said Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. “At TD we understand the importance reading plays from an early age, which is why we are committed to supporting children’s literacy in Canada.”
TD Grade One Book Giveaway is funded by TD Bank Group and coordinated by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Since the program began in 2000, over 9 million books have been given away to Grade 1 students across the country.
“Developing a lifelong love of reading and a passion for books starts by getting more books into the hands of children,” said Charlotte Teeple, Executive Director, Canadian Children’s Book Centre. “This year we are excited to honour Canada’s 150th birthday with a truly Canadian book such as Good Morning, Canada.”