TD Grade One Book Giveaway 2019
This fall, Grade One children nation-wide will take home My Heart Fills With Happiness/sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci (J’ai le cœur rempli de bonheur), written by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett and published by Orca Book Publishers. In honour of 2019 being named the International Year of Indigenous Languages, both the English and French editions will include Plains Cree text.
The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful book reminds readers young and old to cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.
Since 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada — the CCBC has given every Grade One child a free Canadian children’s book.
The book is to be taken home by each child to keep and to read with their parents. This far-reaching annual book giveaway program, which provides over 550,000 books to Grade One children across Canada, is fully funded by TD Bank Group. The program is intended to encourage literacy and reading for young children and supports the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s mandate of bringing great Canadian books to Canadian children and to promote a love of reading and a passion for books.
The coordination of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program is done by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. School boards and ministries of education in all provinces will be contacted in spring 2019 for their Grade One enrolment figures. Schools should contact their school board or ministry of education to ensure that they are on the list to receive the giveaway book. If you have any questions regarding the 2019 program, please contact Meghan Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.