The CCBC Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, we asked Canadian authors to read from their books. Below is the list of the 26 authors who contributed, with stories for kids and teens of all ages. Click on each of their names to watch their video, or click here to go through the full playlist.

World Read Aloud Day, organized each year by LitWorld, is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. Find out more about Litworld and World Read Aloud Day by clicking here.

Helaine Becker reads from Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals (Kids Can Press, 2014)

Marty Chan reads from The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)

Jan L. Coates reads from The Power of Harmony (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)

Maggie de Vries reads from Rabbit Ears (HarperCollins, 2014)

Karen Krossing reads from Bog (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2014)

Amanda West Lewis reads from September 17 (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)

Rosemary McCarney reads from Every Day is Malala Day (Second Story Press, 2014).

Stephanie McLellan reads from Hoogie in the Middle (Pajama Press, 2013)

Sylvia McNicoll reads from Revenge on the Fly (Pajama Press, 2014)

Barbara Reid reads from Perfect Snow (North Winds Press, 2009)

Rick Revelle reads from I Am Algonquin (Dundurn, 2013)

Christina Saliba reads from Gabby goes to New York City

Richard Scarsbrook reads from Nothing Man and the Purple Zero (Dancing Cat Books, 2013)

Richard Scrimger reads from Zomboy (HarperCollins, 2014)

Eve Silver reads from Rush (HarperCollins)

Marsha Skrypuch reads from Underground Soldier (Scholastic Canada, 2014)

Arthur Slade reads from Jolted (HarperCollins, 2008)

Martin Springett reads from Kate and Pippin (Puffin Canada, 2012)

Kathy Stinson reads from The Man With the Violin (Annick Press, 2013)

Patricia Storms reads from Never Let You Go (Scholastic Canada, 2013)

Kevin Sylvester reads from Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure (Simon & Schuster, 2012)

Cora Taylor reads from Finding Melissa (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Beverley Terrell-Deutsch reads from Running Scared (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)

Ria Voros reads from Nobody’s Dog (Scholastic Canada, 2012)

Robert Paul Weston reads from Prince Puggly of Spud and The Kingdom of Spiff (Puffin Canada, 2013)

Kari-Lynn Winters reads from Buzz About Bees (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)