Contests

3010, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 “Tell Your Tale” contest winners

By |October 30th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Storybook characters come to life at Telling Tales
Every year kids love meeting historical and literary characters at the Telling Tales Festival. They learn about the stories, characters and authors in an interactive way. Families laugh with Cinderella’s Step Sisters, find out about the spirited Anne of Green Gables, and discover interesting tidbits of information from […]

2710, 2017

Storytelling Workshop Giveaway

By |October 27th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win a SIGNED Book!
We’re so excited about our new Storytelling Workshop on November 3rd, we’re giving away SIGNED books this weekend!

We’ll ask a new question each day on our Facebook page from Saturday, October 28, 2017 until Sunday, October 29, 2017. Simply reply in the comment section below the post by midnight for your chance to […]

1209, 2017

New journalism workshop aims to inspire budding journalists

By |September 12th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Kids: Become junior reporters and have your work published!
Join author and journalist Joyce Grant for a special Telling Tales Press Club Journalism Workshop during the Telling Tales Festival on Sunday, September 17, 2017. During this interactive workshop kids six and up can become a junior reporter and learn all about what a journalist does. Joyce […]

1708, 2017

Show us where stories take you!

By |August 17th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales App Photo Contest to win an author visit to your school
Books are full of magic and adventure, and have the power to transport readers to new destinations.

We’re looking for creative and fun photos that feature your favourite reading spot. Whether it’s in your room, at the park, or on a cross-country […]

707, 2017

Show your creativity in the 2017 Telling Tales Bookmark Contest

By |July 7th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales Bookmark Contest this summer
Here’s your chance to win awesome prizes and express your creative side! Create a bookmark showing how stories take you anywhere.

This contest is for children 3 to 14 years old. Two prizes will be given out in each of the following age categories:

3 to 4 years
5 to 6 […]

2006, 2017

2017 School Contest Judges Announced

By |June 20th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Latest News|0 Comments

Announcing the 2017 Stories Take You Anywhere School Contest Judges
Special guest judges will select winners in the 2017 Telling Tales Stories Take You Anywhere School Contest.

The school contest encourages students to work together for a chance to win an author experience at their school. As a class, students select a book from the 2017 Telling Tales Reading List. […]

2504, 2017

Sharing Magical Tales

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enjoying a magical story time at Bellmoore
The winning photo!Students at Bellmoore Elementary School in Binbrook enjoyed a magical story time filled with mythological creatures and wonder! This unique author experience was the top prize in the 2016 Telling Tales App Photo Contest.

We asked literary fans to snap and share a picture of their favourite reading […]

704, 2017

Creating characters at Adelaide

By |April 7th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Illustrator and author Ruth Ohi visits Adelaide Hoodless
Students at Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School in Hamilton picked up some neat illustration tips from author and illustrator Ruth Ohi on March 24, 2017. The creative students won an author visit as the top prize in the 2016 Telling Tales Explore Your World School Contest.

The winning class was inspired by […]

1003, 2017

Picture an Author

By |March 10th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Barbara Reid visits John T. Tuck Students
Students at John T. Tuck Public School in Burlington enjoyed a special author visit by Barbara Reid on March 2, 2017. The talented students from Mrs. Hill’s JK-SK class won an author visit as the top prize in the 2016 Telling Tales Explore Your World School Contest.

Together the winning […]

2502, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Jon-Erik Lappano and Kevin Sands

By |February 25th, 2017|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Sometimes when you’ve dug into a great read, all you need is a change in your environment to really immerse yourself in the new world of your imagination. Hamilton is full of awesome spots to be productive or relax with a book! We wrote about the nine best hidden reading nooks in town, so now all you […]

2601, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Family Literacy Week with Kenneth Oppel

By |January 26th, 2017|Blog, Contests|0 Comments

Born in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, Kenneth Oppel first knew he wanted to write stories around the age of 12. He started off with sci-fi adventures and progressed to sorcery tales of dragons before phasing into humorous stories at age 14. His first published work, Colin’s Fantastic Video Adventure was in 1985 and fulfilled […]

2401, 2017

Share stories together on Family Literacy Day

By |January 24th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Share stories together on Family Literacy Day
Enter the Telling Tales Family Literacy Day Book Giveaway
Family Literacy Day is on Friday, January 27, 2017 – it’s a day dedicated to reading stories together as a family. At Telling Tales we think this is a great initiative. We’re celebrating by giving away SIGNED books all week long!
Win […]

2511, 2016

Christmas comes early at Telling Tales

By |November 25th, 2016|Blog, Contests|0 Comments

Christmas comes early at Telling Tales
Celebrate the holiday season with tickets to the Nutcracker
Get into the holiday spirit with music, dance, and spending time with family. Ballet Jörgen has generously donated family passes to their upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. This Canadian holiday tradition takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Hamilton Place.

Here’s your […]

1211, 2016

Telling Stories at Telling Tales

By |November 12th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Telling Stories at Telling Tales
Congratulations to the 2016 “Tell Your Tale” contest winners!

Literary and historical characters are very popular at the Telling Tales Festival. They bring stories to life as they stroll around Westfield talking to families. Children have the opportunity to meet and speak with characters like Anne of Green Gables, Cinderella’s evil step […]

510, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Explore Your World School Contest Winners

By |October 5th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Announcing the 2016 Explore Your World School Contest Winners
This year we ran our first national contest for schools. We wanted to help promote the many talented Canadian authors and illustrators among students. The idea was to choose a book from our reading list for inspiration – and using our theme Explore Your World, students were asked to […]

1209, 2016

Picture Book Giveaway

By |September 12th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|1 Comment

Picture Book Giveaway
Win a beautiful picture book
We’re giving away a picture book a day to celebrate talented Canadian authors and illustrators, and because we’re so excited the 8th Annual Telling Tales Festival is almost here!

Be sure to have a look at our presenter schedule and plan your visit!

We’ll ask a new question each day on […]

809, 2016

Click and snap your way to an author visit

By |September 8th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Click and snap your way to an author visit
Enter the Telling Tales App Photo Contest to win an author visit to your school
We want to see your favourite reading spot! Snap a selfie, or a photo of a loved one reading a book in their favourite reading spot for an opportunity to win an exclusive […]

1808, 2016

Tween Book Challenge

By |August 18th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Tween Book Challenge
There is only one month until the Telling Tales Festival and we’re celebrating with a huge book giveaway!
This year we have a special Tween Stage that features talented Canadian authors and illustrators including Scott Chantler , Kevin Sylvester and Mahtab Narsimhan. Many other presenters with a tween focus will be at stages around […]

608, 2016

Teen Book Giveaway!

By |August 6th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Teen Book Giveaway!
Do you know a teen that loves to read? Be sure they visit the Telling Tales Festival this fall to discover some exciting new books.  This year we have a special Teen Stage that features talented Canadian authors Shane Peacock and Kevin Sands!

We’re celebrating with a special contest. Here’s your chance to win The […]

2007, 2016

Enter the Telling Tales Bookmark Contest!

By |July 20th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales Bookmark Contest!
Create a bookmark
Here’s your chance to win fabulous prizes! Use your imagination and creativity to show us how you and your family explore your world.
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 […]

107, 2016

Oh Canada!

By |July 1st, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh Canada!
Win a Canadian book in the Telling Tales Canada Day giveaway
We’re so proud of all our Canadian presenters, we’re giving away a book a day for the next week as part of the Telling Tales Canada Day giveaway. To celebrate Canada’s birthday we’re featuring a few of our authors this week and their all-Canadian […]

2406, 2016

Go on an adventure with Scott Chantler!

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog, Contests|0 Comments

Go on an adventure with Scott Chantler!
Books can take you to different places and times. Immerse yourself in an exciting tale with Scott Chantler’s graphic novel adventure series the Three Thieves. This collection of seven different quests takes place in many exciting destinations.

Here’s your chance to win a book from this popular series. The prize: […]

1106, 2016

Win Tokyo Digs a Garden!

By |June 11th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win Tokyo Digs a Garden!
Wrap up the end of Canadian Environment Week with a special book giveaway
Win a copy of Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano! This book is an imaginative tale of urban environmentalism.

How do you promote conservation and the natural world around us? Do you go for hikes, participate in community clean-ups, […]

706, 2016

Win If I Had a Gryphon

By |June 7th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win If I Had a Gryphon
Share your pet pics to win!
Here’s your chance to win an adorable new picture book by author Vikki VanSickle.

Her first picture book If I Had a Gryphon just came out in February. This laugh-out-loud pet story with a twist, features magical creatures in realistic situations. Do you have the perfect pet? […]

606, 2016

School Contest Judges Announced

By |June 6th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

School Contest Judges Announced 
Special guest judges will select winners in the Telling Tales 2016 Explore Your World school contest
We have a new contest that encourages students to work together for a chance to win an author presentation at their school. As a class, students select a book from the 2016 Telling Tales Reading List. Then together, […]

2205, 2016

Win a signed Kevin Sylvester book!

By |May 22nd, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win a signed Kevin Sylvester book!
This long weekend we’re kicking off the Telling Tales contest book giveaway season with the author/illustrator who helped us kick-off this year’s Festival. Here’s your chance to win one of two signed Neil Flambé books by Kevin Sylvester! This popular culinary mystery caper series is a great addition to any […]

1005, 2016

Behind the Scenes with Kevin Sylvester

By |May 10th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Kevin Sylvester

At Telling Tales we are thrilled to promote literacy and really get kids excited about reading. New this year we have created a very special school contest where three lucky schools have the chance to win an exclusive author visit!

And who better to spread this great news than the […]

105, 2016

Celebrate Mother Goose Day with a Nursery Rhyme Contest

By |May 1st, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Did you know today is Mother Goose Day? Pull out your favourite nursery rhyme, poem or song and tell us your favourite, because we’re celebrating with a special book giveaway!

Here’s your chance to win Little Jack Horner Live From the Corner by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Mike Boldt. It’s a fun story that features […]

103, 2016

A Tongue Twisting Celebration!

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special book giveaway!

Here’s your chance to win one of two SIGNED books by Canada’s own female Dr. Seuss: Sheree Fitch!

The talented wordsmith mesmerized us at the Telling Tales Festival this past September with the speed and ease of her storytelling – she makes it look so easy!

Sheree Fitch […]

1402, 2016

Love is in the air!

By |February 14th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Family Day with our LOVEly Contest!
We love kids stories, especially ones that celebrate family and love! To mark this special long weekend we came up with a sweet contest.
Win A Book!
Win your very own SIGNED copy of Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms. This book is about the enduring love […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]