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I Read Canadian Day - Feb 17 is i read canadian day
I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people.

Wednesday, February 17 is the second annual I Read Canadian Day, a nationwide celebration of Canadian books for young people. Kids and teens - adults too - are encouraged to read a Canadian book for 15 minutes on the day.

Virtual Author Event: Ted and Will Staunton ages 10+
February 17, 1-2 pm

Have you ever heard about a moose car wash, or a town that turned their main street into a giant tubing run? Celebrate I Read Canadian Day with the authors of It Seemed Like a Good Idea... Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs. Discover some wild Canadian trivia, learn about the writing process and compete in a fun, interactive Colossally Clever Canadian Quiz. Prizes to be won!

Register online or by phone at (519) 661-4600. The Zoom link will be sent to participants one day before the start of the program. Inquiries can also be sent to

Take a Virtual Road Trip with Ted and Will Staunton

Where do you want to go today? Follow along with Ted and Will's virtual road trip to discover some unique spots, stories and facts from every province and territory. Listen to their podcast and sing along with their music video.

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea

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Bet you didn't know that the world's largest free-standing banana is located in Melita, Manitoba. Or that the incandescent light bulb was invented in 1874 by two Canadians who sold their patent to Thomas Edison. Trivia hounds will find a plethora of wild and wacky information in this book by father-son dynamic duo Ted and Will Staunton. Chapters cover uniquely Canadian topics including far-fetched food ("We Double-Dog Dare You To Eat This") and so much more. The infectious energy in the zippy text and eye-popping graphic design makes this a compulsively readable, colossally clever compendium.

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Canadian Children and Teen Books published in 2020

Celebrate I Read Canadian Day everyday! There are so many Canadian children's authors and illustrators to discover. Check out a new book today!

Resources for Parents and Teachers


The destination for young readers, teachers, parents and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people (English and French)

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Canadian Children's Book Centre

The Canadian Children's Book Centre is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers.

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Find Canadian children's literature resources and reading guides on this comprehensive site.

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