Bringing the magic of books and reading to children across Canada


Dedicated to championing children’s literacy, TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is an important event celebrating Canadian children’s books and reading. This week-long event features 30 children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers touring Canada to engage in 400 reading activities with over 28,000 children and their families. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres also host events as part of this annual children’s literary festival.

TD Canadian Children's Book Week

Book Week poster

Book Week 2017 marks the festival’s 40th year and TD’s 21st year as the presenting sponsor.  It will be taking place May 6-13, 2017 and is organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.  Discover a reading event near you!

The theme of Book Week 2017 is Read Across Canada / Lire aux quatre coins du Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  The free Book Week online theme guide features the newest books by the 27 touring authors and illustrators and introduce readers to the three touring storytellers. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the online guide will also contain a listing of 150 books that pay tribute to the different regions of Canada. Young readers are invited on a literary journey across the country through books written by some of Canada’s most talented creators.

Visit the Canadian Children’s Book Centre web site and learn more about Book Week 2017.


In association with the Canadian Children's Book Centre