TD Kids Book Clubs

TD Kids Book Clubs bring award nominated kids' lit to communities across Canada

Students in classrooms across the country are celebrating the nominees for the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award with visits from nominated authors.

Throughout fall 2017, kids across Canada celebrated the finalists for the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award with TD Kids Books Clubs in six participating cities, featuring nominated authors as special guests.

Winnipeg students discuss Canada's residential school history with David A. Roberston

CBC Winnipeg Weekend Morning Show host, Nadia Kidwai, introduced author David A. Robertson to 125 students at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Oct. 18, 2017. (CBC Books)

In Winnipeg, students from Laura Secord School discussed the history of residential schools in Canada with David A. Robertson, in a conversation about his book When We Were Alone at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. 

Young readers in Halifax talk about extinction with Jan Thornhill

Jan Thornhill meets with Grade 6 students in Halifax to talk about the Tragic Tale of the Great Auk. (CBC Books)

In Halifax, author Jan Thornhill brought her book The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk to life for a group of local wildlife lovers, as part of a classroom visit with CBC Radio's Bob Murphy. 

Kit Pearson brings painter Emily Carr to life for Toronto students

A group of Toronto students and their teacher read from Kit Pearson's YA novel about Emily Carr's childhood. (CBC Books)

In TorontoA Day of Signs and Wonders author Kit Pearson visited a group of local Grade 6 students, to talk about an imagined day in the life of Canadian painter Emily Carr. 

Jon-Erik Lappano explores imagined gardens with Edmonton students

Jon-Erik Lappano and Russell Bowers visited students at Edmonton's Ecole/Escuela Grandin to talk about Tokyo Digs a Garden (CBC Books)

In Edmonton, Grade 4 students at Ecole/Escuela Grandin joined Tokyo Digs a Garden author Jon-Erik Lappano and CBC Radio's Russell Bowers for a conversation about imagined gardens and environmentalism. 

Iain Lawrence talks survival with students from B.C.

Iain Lawrence, author of The Skeleton Tree, visited Gabriola Elementary School in British Columbia. (CBC Books)

In British Columbia, a group of sixth graders on Gabriola Island met with local writer Iain Lawrence and CBC Radio's Sheryl MacKay to talk about the wilderness survival story The Skeleton Tree

Montreal students join the conversation on residential schools with David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson visits with young readers at Laval's Twin Oaks Elementary School. (Amanda Klang)

In Montreal, the winners of a local contest had the chance to meet When We Were Alone author David A. Robertson during a classroom visit at Laval's Twin Oaks Elementary School. 

To find out more about all the nominated books, click here.

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