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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 […]

2004, 2017

6 Ways to get Books for Free in Hamilton

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

If you love to read, you know how expensive it can be to speed through book after book! Buying books brand new can be an exciting purchase and the smell of fresh pages is truly irreplaceable, but there are also some wonderful ways to enjoy the character of used and free books here in your community. […]

1303, 2017

How To Make Reading A Family Activity No Matter Your Age

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

Happy March Break! This week is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with books, games, and the company of family. Finding ways to read together can be difficult, especially with varying age groups and interests, but there are plenty of ways to add family story time to your routine no matter what age […]

803, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Children’s Books

By |March 8th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s international women’s day! We’re celebrating strong women, “may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” We’ve compiled a list of Canadian children’s books to read with the young girls in your life today:
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

A story about magnificent dreams and the hard work that goes into […]

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 […]

2502, 2017

9 Hidden Reading Nooks In Hamilton Ontario

By |February 25th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

There are a lot of reasons why reading at home may not be as relaxing as we’d like to think: writer’s block, bad lighting, falling asleep on top of your homework, noise, etc. What you need is a change in your environment and luckily Hamilton is full of awesome spots to be productive or relax […]

1602, 2017

9 Classic Children’s Books You Didn’t Know Were Written By Canadians

By |February 16th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whether you’re just picking up these books for the first time, or you haven’t seen them in years, children’s books have a special place in all of our hearts. There’s excitement in hearing them before bed, and nostalgia in seeing their front cover 10 years later. What you may not know is how many of […]

1302, 2017

Family Storytime at the Hamilton Public Library

By |February 13th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bring the whole family for storytime at the Hamilton Public Library until February 27th! Discover stories, rhymes, music, finger puppet plays and flannel boards that appeal to a wide age range (birth to 5 years). Check out the HPL website for programs specific to toddlers, kids and teens as well!
Monday
10:00am – Westdale

10:30am – Ancaster, Mount […]

902, 2017

6 Inspiring Insta-Poets You Need To Follow Right Now

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poetry has undoubtedly taken over the Instagram sphere. From perfectly placed novels accented with succulents and coffee, to minimalist black typewriter text bleeding through white paper, poetry has a very particular aura and these pictures truly can say a hundred words. If you’re a teen looking to feel inspired, set your mind free with these […]

602, 2017

9 Ways to Improve Your Literacy Without Changing Your Lifestyle

By |February 6th, 2017|Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Most of us would love to read more. Whatever our excuse, often many of us feel like we just don’t have the time in our day to read for fun. The truth is, there are many simple ways you can improve your literacy without altering your overall lifestyle. Here are nine simple steps to kickstart […]

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 […]

2005, 2015

Presenters Across Canada Join Telling Tales 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

2107, 2014

Introducing the Telling Tales Press Club

By |July 21st, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

We Want You To Write For Us!
Do you love writing? Do you want to see your byline online? Are you between the ages of 6 and 14?
Then the Telling Tales Press Club is meant for YOU!
Join the Telling Tales Press Club for your own exclusive Telling Tales Press Badge, and receive:

Souvenir Program and Telling Tales […]

306, 2014

Step Back in Time at Westfield Heritage Village

By |June 3rd, 2014|About the Venue, Latest News, Latest News, Our Story|0 Comments

A magical place where stories and history come alive!
An important part of Telling Tales’ success is due to our location. The Festival is held at the historic Westfield Heritage Village, a living history museum. This year marks the Village’s 50th anniversary! We want to congratulate Westfield and all their volunteers for the hard work they […]