It’s finally here! We’ve been waiting patiently for the first ever “I Read Canadian” day to arrive, and we can’t wait to hear what you’re reading!

There are so many Canadian authors that inspire a love of reading for children of all ages. Many of you may already know authors, such as Peter H. Reynolds, Robert Munsch, Lucy Maude Montgomery and Eric Walters, and there are lots you may have yet to discover.  At Telling Tales, one of the things we love best is introducing Canadian writers and illustrators to a new audience of readers.

*FUN FACT* at the 2019 Telling Tales Festival 10 new books were launched.

Today students from across Canada have been challenged to “read Canadian” for at least 15 minutes and we are overwhelmed by the number of schools participating in this challenge. Don’t worry if you’ve just heard of “I Read Canadian” day, it’s not too late to participate.

To get started download or view the 2019/20 Telling Tales reading list.  This handy guide features books (all by Canadian Authors) with recommended ages and themes, along with a picture of the cover to make it easier to find at your local library. Once you’ve chosen a book or two, be sure to share your “I Read Canadian” experience with us on social media (@tellingtalesorg) and use the hashtag #IReadCanadian.

At Telling Tales, we celebrate the love of reading year-round with programs, events and of course, our signature two-day festival. So, if you’re looking for more authors, inspiration and events be sure to keep your eye on our blog, connect with us on social media and visit our website for updates.

We’ll let you in on a little secret … right now we’re working hard on our 2020/21 reading list that will be revealed at our launch in the spring.  Comment below and let us know who you think might make the list.