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Apply to Take Part in Canadian Children's Book Week: Readers Take Flight

Monday, October 05, 2020 10:14 AM | Helena Aalto (Administrator)

Are you a Canadian creator who has written or illustrated at least two books for young people? Do you love talking about your books and sharing your love of reading with young readers? Apply to take part in Canadian Children's Book Week 2021 to virtually visit young people all across the country and celebrate books and stories. Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Taking place every year since 1977, for the first time, Canadian Children's Book Week will be a bilingual tour planned in tandem by the Canadian Children's Book Centre and Communication-Jeunesse. 

Next year’s tour will take place from May 2 to May 8, 2021, and will allow young readers to connect with their favourite authors and illustrators. The virtual meetings will take place from coast to coast to coast in English and French and provide a great opportunity to immerse oneself in the creative world of children’s literature. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all creator visits will be virtual and engaging.

Deadline: Friday October 3, 2020

Apply here: 

Learn more about Canadian Children's Book Week at and at


For more information:

Amanda Halfpenny
Events and Program Coordinator 
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Isabelle Chartrand-Delorme
Program and Events Coordinator


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 Communication-Jeunesse
Communication-Jeunesse is a national non-profit cultural organization that was founded in 1971 to promote and appreciate Quebec and Franco-Canadian literature aimed at young people age 0 to 17. The vitality of the organization is largely based on the quality of its associative life and the commitment of its members has been at the heart of its operations since its creation. The members of Communication-Jeunesse enrich its actions and promote its development with as much rigor as energy. For more information, please visit

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