Recommended Reading

Canadian book titles for kids of all ages

Discover a new title and meet new literary friends with the Telling Tales 2016 Reading List. Whether the kids love adventure, history, mysteries, or you’re simply looking for a great book to snuggle up and read together, this list is sure to keep the kids captivated! It’s a great collection of books that feature a selection of award-winning Canadian authors and illustrators.

There are books for kids of all ages – from birth all the way up to teens – in fact many of these books are also enjoyed by adults and grandparents too!

Explore your world! Be transported to a different place, to a different time and even into the future. Pick up one of these books from your local library or book store. Download the reading list here.

Reading List

Join the Telling Tales Press Club

The Press ClubIf you enjoy writing and drawing, send us your masterpiece and we’ll publish it on our website. Use the books on our Reading List as your creative inspiration. Write a story, draw a picture, design a book cover, or draw a map of your favourite literary place.

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Win a Telling Tales VIP Experience

The Hamilton Public Library is hosting a special contest as part of their Summer Reading Program.

Read books from the Telling Tales 2016 Reading List and track your reading online at for a chance to win an exclusive Telling Tales VIP‎ Family Pass.


Meet the authors

Did you know: You can meet all these authors and illustrators at the Telling Tales Festival – hear them talk about their books, pick up some writing and drawing tips, and even get their autograph! It all happens on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. We can’t wait to see you there!

Happy Reading!