Our annual bookmark contest had loads of very creative submissions.  As always it was difficult to select but the winners have been picked.

Prizes for the winners will be handed out at the Telling Tales Main Event on Sunday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bandstand.

Thanks to everyone who got involved and everyone who sent in a design.  We were blown away by your love of books, reading, and storytelling.  You can see the winning entries below.



Gumboots Giveaway!
Contest Alert! Win a prize pack from The Gumboot Kids!

Do you love nature and solving mysteries? Do you love watching Scout & The Gumboot Kids on CBC Kids? Well, we have the prize pack for you!

What you could win?

A pair of Scout and Daisy plushes to help you solve nature mysteries, an assortment of CDs from Jessie Farrell of Jessie & The Gumboot Kids… and WAIT, there’s more! You could also win the first four books in The Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery series by Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan:

The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar
The Case of the Story Rock
The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder
The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper


All you have to do is like this post, follow our Telling Tales Facebook page (if you don’t already), follow Firefly Books’ Facebook page, and share this post with your friends. 

The closing date for the contest is September 19th, 2019 and the draw will be done on the 20th. The winner will be notified by Messenger and the prize will be mailed to the winner. There is one prize as noted above. Don’t miss the live performance from The Gumboot Kids at Nature Tales at 12:00 pm – You can meet Scout & Daisy, get your book signed, and watch a fun musical performance with Jessie Farrell.

We would like to thank our friends at Firefly Books for providing the awesome prize pack and every single one of you who enters!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Books, books, and more books! 

It’s the ‘we’re just giving them away contest’
Ontario Teachers and Librarians and Teacher/Librarians and Librarian/Teachers (did we forget anyone?)

Parents: if you’ve read this far make sure your school knows about the contest.

Have we got a surprise for you! We have books to give away – not just any books but Telling Tales books! One extra-lucky Teacher/Librarian will walk away with a Telling Tales author visit for their school or Library.


All you have to do to be entered into the prize draw is visit our Facebook page, like this post, and tell us which of the books on our Reading List you are looking forward to reading first, and why! It’s that simple.

 You can find our 2019 Reading List here

First prize: A visit from a Telling Tales author and a collection of books for your classroom or school library worth $200

Second prize: A collection of books for your classroom or school library worth $200

Draw will be made on September 25, 2019. Winners will be notified by Facebook Messenger.

Author visits will be arranged with your school and your choice of author will be subject to availability. They’re all awesome so it’s a win-win!