TD Grade One Book Giveaway

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This fall, Grade 1 children nation-wide will take home Fast Friends, written by Heather M. O’Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila and published by Scholastic Canada. Translated into French by Isabelle Allard, francophone Canadians and French immersion students across Canada will receive copies of Amis instantanés, published by Éditions Scholastic.

When Suze, a nonverbal student, is introduced to high-energy Tyson’s class, everyone is tentative about him being around her. But while the other students and even the teacher don’t understand Suze, Tyson does. And Tyson and Suze might have more in common than anyone thought.

Since 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada — the CCBC has given every Grade 1 child a free Canadian children’s book.

The book is to be taken home by each child to keep and to read with their parent(s) or caregiver. This far-reaching annual book giveaway program, which provides over 550,000 books to Grade 1 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 is done by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. School boards and ministries of education in all provinces and territories will be contacted in spring 2022 for their 2022-2023 Grade 1 enrolment figures.  If you have any questions regarding the 2022 program, please contact Meghan Howe at bookgiveaway@bookcentre.ca.

Previous giveaway books:

2021

Malaika’s Costume
Written by Nadia L. Hohn
Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
Groundwood Books

2020

Moira’s Birthday
written by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Marchenko
Annick Press

2019



My Heart Fills With Happiness/sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci

written by Monique Gray Smith
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
Orca Book Publishers

2018

Giraffe and Bird
written and illustrated by Rebecca Bender
Pajama Press

2017

Good Morning, Canada small

Good Morning, Canada
written and illustrated by Andrea Lynn Beck
Scholastic Canada

2016

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Small Saul
written and illustrated by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

2015

Mr-Zinger's-Hat

Mr. Zinger’s Hat
written by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Tundra Books

2014

Final Cover - Doors in the Air

Doors in the Air
written David Weale
illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Orca Book Publishers

2013

Boy Soup Cover

Boy Soup
written Loris Lesynski
illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Annick Press

2012

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I’ve Lost My Cat
written and illustrated by Philippe Béha
Éditions Imagine

2011

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Gifts
written by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
Scholastic Canada

2010
Caramba
written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

2009
Let’s Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here
written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Owlkids

2008
Too Many Books!
written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
Scholastic Canada

2007
The Zlooksh
written by Dominique Demers; illustrated by Fanny
Les 400 coups

2006
Franklin in the Dark
written by Paulette Bourgeois; illustrated by Brenda Clark
Kids Can Press

2005
Alligator Stew: Favourite Poems by Dennis Lee
written by Dennis Lee; illustrated by Rogé
Key Porter Books

2004
Omar On Ice
written and illustrated by Maryann Kovalski
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

2003
The Girl Who Hated Books
written by Manjusha Pawagi; illustrated by Leanne Franson
Second Story Press

2002
When Jeremiah Found Mrs. Ming
written by Sharon Jennings; illustrated by Mireille Levert
Annick Press

2001
Young Authors’ Day at Pokeweed Public School
written and illustrated by John Bianchi
Pokeweed Press

2000
Nicholas at the Library
written by Hazel Hutchins; illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Annick Press

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