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Presenters Across Canada Join Telling Tales 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|

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Wish there was more “Alligator Pie”?

By |April 15th, 2015|

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A Board Book For Every Baby

By |March 11th, 2015|

Did you know that babies in the womb can hear their mothers’ voices?
So reading to your child should begin even before they are born! There are many positive developmental benefits to beginning literacy in early childhood. That’s why it’s so important to give babies board books, even in their first year. “It’s getting them familiar […]

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Celebrate Family Literacy Day!

By |January 21st, 2015|

Family Literacy Day is Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Help us celebrate the joy of reading with a few exclusive promotions!
Win a Signed Book!
Win your very own copy of Dennis Lee’s “Alligator Pie”, Lesley Livingston’s “Starling”, or Ruth Ohi’s “Shh! My Brother’s Napping”. The best part – all three books have been SIGNED by the authors!!

Dennis Lee […]

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Dennis Lee Returns to the 6th Annual Telling Tales Festival

By |August 5th, 2014|

Celebrated Canadian children’s author Dennis Lee returns to the Telling Tales Festival this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic book Alligator Pie. Lee will be joined by more than 20 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families.
“Dennis Lee […]

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Introducing the Telling Tales Press Club

By |July 21st, 2014|

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 […]

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Step Back in Time at Westfield Heritage Village

By |June 3rd, 2014|

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 […]

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Telling Tales Festival Raises Funds For Literacy

By |December 6th, 2012|

The Telling Tales Festival supports literacy initiatives in Hamilton through its fundraising efforts. This year, $10,000 will be divided between Early Literacy Hamilton Affiliated Services for Children and Youth for its Read to Your Baby program, the Hamilton Literacy Council and the Rotary Summer Literacy Program.

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Telling Tales Festival Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

By |September 9th, 2012|

HAMILTON, September 5, 2013: The Telling Tales Festival is thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary in less than two weeks and anticipates 7000 to attend. In addition to featuring many literary stars and fun activities for kids of all ages, the festival offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy Westfield’s beautiful pioneer village setting – with […]

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