TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Starts Tomorrow!

From May 2 to May 9, Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers will embark on a cross-country tour to share stories and captivate the imaginations of children and teens

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week starts tomorrow! Twenty-nine Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers are about to embark on a literary adventure, giving over 400 readings, workshops and storytelling sessions in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores across Canada.

“We are thrilled that with TD Bank Group’s support, celebrated Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers will be able to interact with Canadian youth across the country to encourage literacy and creativity,” says Charlotte Teeple, Executive Director, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. “We look forward to sharing this exciting week with children and their families, and encourage everyone to get involved and take advantage of the fun.”

This year’s theme, Hear Our Stories: Celebrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, celebrates stories published by and about members of Aboriginal communities. Award-winning Cree-Métis author and illustrator Julie Flett created this year’s poster image and our free online theme guide features books that are written and illustrated by members of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

Now in its 38th year, TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a celebration of children’s books and the importance of reading. Each year, hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival, engaging more than 28,000 children, teens and adults in every province and territory across Canada.

For more information about the program, to see the full tour schedule, or to find out how to host readings in your community next year, please visit

Who’s on tour – 2015 TD Canadian Children’s Book Week
Read interviews with our fabulous touring authors, illustrators and storytellers here, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates throughout Book Week!

Claudia Dávila, author & illustrator
Jeff Ross, author

British Columbia
Joel Sutherland, author
Jan L. Coates, author
Lesley Livingston, author

Shelly Sanders, author
Meg Tilly, author

New Brunswick
Shane Peacock, author

Hugh Brewster, author

Kim Firmston, author

Northwest Territories
Kathy Jessup, storyteller

Nova Scotia
Andrea Beck, author & illustrator

Anne Villeneuve, author & illustrator

Dawn Baker, author & illustrator
Lee Edward Födi, author & illustrator
Jerry Haigh, storyteller
Tanya Lloyd Kyi, author
Laura Langston, author
Lori Weber, author
Susan White, author

Prince Edward Island
Bill Swan, author

Quebec (English-language tour)
Don Aker, author
Gail de Vos, storyteller
Jacqueline Guest, author
Rukhsana Khan, author
Chieri Uegaki, author

Cary Fagan, author
Rob Laidlaw, author

Roslyn Schwartz, author & illustrator

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

About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 9.7 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on January 31, 2015. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

About TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to affect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit