Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway. In the 20 years since it started, the program has distributed approximately 10 million books to grade one students across the country. The first students to receive a giveaway book through the program are now 25 years old, and some might even be teachers of grade ones themselves. For many children, the first book they ever owned was the TD Grade One Book Giveaway title.
For the 20th anniversary of this program, we want your help in choosing the 2020 title. We’re looking for a Canadian picture book that is considered a classic and will appeal just as much to children today as it did when it was first published. The author, illustrator and publisher of the selected title must be Canadian. Let us know what you think the 2020 title should be on social media or by filling out the survey here.
The deadline to participate is November 19, 2019. Afterwards, the CCBC will review the submitted titles with our considerations in mind (reading level, page count, etc.) Afterwards, we will consult with a committee of educators before finalizing the title.
Help us make the 20th anniversary of the giveaway extra special and let us know which Canadian classic picture book should go out to half a million children in fall of 2020.
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, please visit our website.
About TD Global Corporate Citizenship
TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment.