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1302, 2016

Presenting a “Fishy” Telling Tales Press Club Story

By |February 13th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Press Club|0 Comments

Presenting a “Fishy” Telling Tales Press Club Story
We’re proud to publish a sequel!
One of our young Press Club members has submitted a new story. Lauren W., 6, from Hamilton is a budding author and illustrator that loves animals – especially dolphins. She wrote a story about two best friends: a dolphin named Sparkle and a […]

2701, 2016

Snuggle up and read on Family Literacy Day!

By |January 27th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

 
Family Literacy Day is Wednesday, January 27, 2016
What is Family Literacy Day?
Family Literacy Day was started by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and doing activities together as a family. Their goal is to encourage families to spend just 15 minutes a day having fun and learning together!

There […]

2312, 2015

Presenting a Nutcracker Tale

By |December 23rd, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Nutcracker Tale

Enjoy this special Press Club exclusive story by our latest member Kase B., 7 of Binbrook. His mom won tickets to the Ballet Jörgen Canada performance of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition! He attended the performance on December 5, 2015 at Hamilton Place and was inspired to write and draw his favourite part […]

2112, 2015

Inspired by stories, tales and rhymes

By |December 21st, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

St. George elementary school students discover what it takes to be an author

Over 200 students from kindergarten to Gr. 4 enjoyed a private author presentation this fall. This experience was made possible as part of the Telling Tales App Photo Contest. Entrants had to take a picture of their favourite reading spot, and Wendy Rose […]

1012, 2015

Deck the Shelves With New Books!

By |December 10th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales Ho Ho Ho-liday Giveaway
What better way to spend time with the family this holiday season than snuggling up with a good book?

Here’s your chance to win a new book to add to your collection, or win a family pass to take the family out for a nice day at the Art […]

2711, 2015

Presenting a Creative Tale

By |November 27th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Creative Tale
Enjoy this featured story by our latest Press Club member Gabriel V., 9 of Hamilton. He wrote a great story involving magic, adventure and carrots!

Gabriel attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this terrific story. We would love to hear about your experiences at the festival this year! Write […]

2411, 2015

Supporting Literacy & A Love of Reading

By |November 24th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Telling Tales presents $12,000 to local literacy organizations
The Telling Tales Festival is a one-day event, combined with a yearlong commitment to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading. One way we do this is by donating back to local literacy organizations. “It’s incredibly satisfying to be able to give $12,000 back to literacy projects […]

1911, 2015

Celebrate the season with five days of giving

By |November 19th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrate the season with five days of giving
Kick-off the festive holiday season by enjoying a Christmas classic. Our friends at Ballet Jörgen have generously donated tickets to their upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. This Canadian holiday tradition takes place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Hamilton Place.
Enter our latest contest to win tickets
We would love to […]

1411, 2015

Presenting an Artistic Press Club Story

By |November 14th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

 

 

We have a great story by author and illustrator Chloe B., 6, from Hamilton. She drew a gorgeous picture and wrote a short story about being an artist.

Chloe attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this terrific story. We would love to hear about your experiences at the festival this year! Write a […]

2810, 2015

Enjoy our ‘Life’s a Beach’ Press Club Picture

By |October 28th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Telling Tales Press Club drawing inspired by the beach!
We love this illustration from our latest Press Club member:  Mateo Z., 6, from Hamilton.

Look at all the detail and his use of colours – marvelous job Mateo!

He handed in his picture at the 7th annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and earned an […]

2310, 2015

Tell Your Tale at Telling Tales

By |October 23rd, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Congratulations to the 2015 “Tell Your Tale” contest winners!

At Telling Tales our goal is to bring stories to life. One way we do this is by having literary and historical characters in costume, strolling around the Festival talking to kids.

We are very fortunate to have Westfield Heritage Village volunteers dressed as historical characters and Creative […]

1610, 2015

A Photo is Worth a School Author Visit

By |October 16th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

A Photo is Worth a School Author Visit
 With the Telling Tales App Photo Contest
This year winners clicked and snapped their way to win! We asked people to submit creative and fun photos that featured a favourite reading spot. Congratulations to Wendy Rose of St. George – she is the grand prize contest winner! She took […]

1310, 2015

Presenting a Sunny Press Club Story

By |October 13th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enjoy This Summertime Press Club Story!

We have a great story by author and illustrator Alexandra R., 6, of Hamilton. She drew a beautiful picture of her family and wrote a short story about her favourite season.

Alexandra attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this fantastic story. We would love to hear about your […]

2109, 2015

The 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival: An Awesome Celebration of Literacy

By |September 21st, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Canada’s FREE children’s literary festival happened on Sunday, September 20th at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario – and it was AWESOME!

A crowd of over 7,000 children and their families were entertained by over 25 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha launched his brand new children’s […]

1809, 2015

Presenting a Spooky Press Club Story

By |September 18th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We are thrilled to feature a special Telling Tales Press Club story from our seasoned Press Club members: Victoria B., 9, and Emma C., 10, both from Hamilton.

They wrote a spooky adventure story! Fantastic job girls! Just for entering, Victoria and Emma earn an exclusive Telling Tales Press Badge, Souvenir Program and Telling Tales poster! […]

1609, 2015

Win the adventure story Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book

By |September 16th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Can you imagine being pulled into a steampunk comic book? How cool would that be?

Find out in Richard Scrimger and Marthe Jocelyn’s Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book. Win a copy by entering our latest contest!

All you have to do is tell us the name of your favourite comic book or graphic novel.

The contest runs from September […]

1209, 2015

Enter Our Awesome Contest!

By |September 12th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win Awesome is Everywhere Before it’s Available in Stores!

Neil Pasricha, best known for The Book of Awesome is coming out with a new children’s book, Awesome is Everywhere. In fact, Neil will introduce the world to his book at the Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20, 2015!
Win his first children’s book – have a copy […]

1109, 2015

Celebrate Hamilton Best Start’s 10th Anniversary at the Telling Tales Festival!

By |September 11th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Join us in the Large Meadow and Celebrate 10 Years of Making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child!
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Hamilton Best Start is thrilled to celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the Telling Tales Festival.

Visit Hamilton Best Start in the large meadow as we celebrate this special anniversary. The Hamilton Best Start booth will offer a […]

709, 2015

Win a SIGNED book by talented Metis author David Bouchard!

By |September 7th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win a SIGNED book by talented Metis author David Bouchard!
David Bouchard is Canada’s bestselling Aboriginal author.

His book, The Great Law, is an introduction to the Great Law, which is also called the Great Peace. It combines art and music with traditional teachings.

Here’s your chance to win this stunning book that features a wonderful rhythmic narrative […]

409, 2015

Awesome Comes to Telling Tales

By |September 4th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Experience stories in all forms and ignite your inspiration!
Let your imagination soar at Canada’s FREE children’s literary festival on Sunday, September 20th, at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Join 30 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families. This year’s […]

3008, 2015

Tell Us Your Favourite Children’s Story!

By |August 30th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win a Children’s Book Publishing Guide!
Are you interested in writing your own children’s book? Enter our contest for your chance to win Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: A Guide to Getting Published from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. It’s a comprehensive guide that features practical advice and resources to help get your children’s book published.

To […]

2608, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight

By |August 26th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Telling Tales is the story of volunteerism and community spirit
Our volunteers are amazing! They are dedicated and really love what they do.

We are so grateful to the over 25 volunteers who devote their time and energy all year long to organize, plan, promote and fundraise for the Festival; and we are so appreciative of the […]

2208, 2015

Win an author visit to your school!

By |August 22nd, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales App Photo Contest
The top prize is an exclusive author visit! Be a literary hero at your school, plus, get a signed book by the presenting author!

Snap a picture in your favourite reading spot using the FrameIt! feature on the Telling Tales App. There are lots of amazing prizes to be won […]

608, 2015

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations

By |August 6th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations
We usually think of literacy meaning the ability to read and write, but it also includes math and computer skills. These are all important abilities people need in order to succeed in life.

When adults get a late start on their education and need some […]

308, 2015

Featuring a Telling Tales Press Club “under the sea” friendship story

By |August 3rd, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We are thrilled to present a special Telling Tales Press Club entry!
We have a great entry by our newest Press Club member: Lauren W., 6, from Hamilton.
She wrote her own story about two friends, and even made her own illustrations. Fantastic job Lauren!
Just for entering this wonderful story she earns an exclusive Telling Tales Press […]

1807, 2015

Become a member of the Telling Tales Press Club!

By |July 18th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How would you like to see YOUR creation on OUR website?
We’re looking to showcase the work of talented elementary students. All you have to do is send us your writing or drawings, and we’ll feature them on our blog! If you know a student between the ages of six to 14, tell them about the […]

707, 2015

The Telling Tales Bookmark Contest is Back!

By |July 7th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Design your very own bookmark
Be creative! Be colourful!
Show us why you and your family love to read.
Enter this fabulous contest to win great prizes.
 
Who can enter?
The contest is open to children from 3 to 14 years old. There are eight prizes to be handed out in total! Two prizes will be given out in each […]

207, 2015

Read on this Summer!

By |July 2nd, 2015|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Let your imagination soar with this delightful book selection
Enjoy stories from authors and illustrators that will be presenting at the Telling Tales Festival. Over the summer catch up on some great books; then meet the author in person this fall!

There are lots of books to choose from – and for all age groups. So whether […]

2706, 2015

Be an Ambassador

By |June 27th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Help support the Telling Tales Festival
Do you love Telling Tales? Want to help us out, but you’re not sure how?
Help us to spread the word about our wonderful Festival, and in turn help to encourage a love of reading for children of all ages.
Check out our new Social Media Ambassador Toolkit!
Every little bit helps
We share […]

806, 2015

Join us in the Large Meadow

By |June 8th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Become an exhibitor at the 2015 Telling Tales Festival
Here’s your opportunity to reach families and show your community support for local literacy. We’re looking for local businesses that want to reach Hamilton and area families. In 2014 Telling Tales enjoyed record attendance by welcoming more than 7,000 guests!
This is a great venue to promote your […]