Canadian Children's Book Week

Sunday, May 1st to Saturday, May 7th, 2022

According to

"Canadian Children's Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading. Every November, thousands of children and adults participate in Book Week activities held across the country: in schools, in public libraries, in bookstores, in community centres – wherever there are people who care about children and the books they read."

The theme for 2022 is Sail into Stories.
This year’s poster captures the magic and whimsy of stories and the unique journey they can take children on.

Book Week Theme
“Just looking at this year’s poster for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent makes you want to disappear into your favourite story,” says Rose Vespa, Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC). “The talented Fan Brothers created the perfect poster for this year’s tour, depicting a dreamlike world where animals are able to literally sail into a storybook. We are in love with this original art and can’t wait for it to be displayed in classrooms and libraries all across Canada.”

Posters, Bookmarks, and more


Learning About Canadian Children's Books
Canadian Children's Book Week
The Canadian Children's Book Centre


Take a look!
CANSCAIP: Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators, and Performers
Listing of Canadian author & illustrator personal websites

Best Books for Kids and Teens

Index to Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
This index from James Madison Univ. appears to list hundreds of names!

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
Another huge index, this one from Univ. of Calgary.

Governor General Literary Award 2020

TD Canadian Literature Award

Astrid Lindgren Award

I read Canadian Day

National Library of Canada archives: Canadian children's literature and illustrators 1932 to 1997


Here are some other interesting resources:
CBC's articles for kids
Cool Reads
Books for 10-15 year old readers by 10-15 year old reviewers.
A site created and run by 12 and 14 year old Tim and Chris Cross
Great Sites
American Library Association.
Resources for parents and educators
HarperCollins publishing house - children's books.
KidPub WWW Publishing
More than 40,000 stories written by kids from all over the planet!

Houghton Mifflin publishing house has a new area "HMH" for curriculum resources
Teaching strategies for dyslexic students

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indigenous languages - Learning and teaching resources
OWLKids Online
Fun online activities from the creators of Owl, Chickadee, Chirp and Owl Canadian Family Magazine.

Scholastic Books Canada
Scholastic Books publishing house has activities and books to show.

Animated books online... from Ontario.. check if your school or local library has a subscription.

Why not write your own book!
(These are only examples!)

BookBildr: Write your own children's book online (free!)

Kindlepreneur: free guide on writing a children's book

Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book
Zoom the cat books: A step-by-step guide to how books are made from the National Library of Canada.
This is only available via a web archive, but it does seem to all be there!


Have you found some good holiday webpages?
Let's add them to the website!

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This page created pre-November 2007,
updated in April 2022.