Authors and illustrators influence and inspire kids in need every day
The Raptors 905 Winter Warm Up Reading Challenge is one way authors and illustrators engage with children who participate in our programs.
During the Raptors 905 Winter Warm Up Reading Challenge, grade 5/6 students in high needs schools read 7 books in 7 weeks. They handed in reviews, engaged in conversations over Twitter with authors, and grew their reading horizons.
Read more about our spotlight program: Speak Up!
Our Champions in Action
Our Champions take part in Reading Celebrations, speaker series, and partner events to bring the joy of reading to Canadian children across the country.
Speak Up! Speaker Series
On December 15th 2017, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha hosted the first mentorship session of Speak Up! with 100 grade 12 students from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute. This program...
TD Bank Reading Celebration
Holy Trinity School in Calgary held the last Reading Celebration of 2017 on December 15th, and it was a lot of fun with the help of children's author and illustrator Carolyn Fisher! This event was gen...
Ronald McDonald Holiday Book Fair
In December 2017, First Book Canada, alongside Ronald McDonald House Canada and publishing partner Simon and Schuster Canada, brought brand new books and hockey great Wendel Clark to the Toronto Ronal...
Pizza Hut #DeliverSomeGood
In partnership with Pizza Hut, First Book Canada brought author Hilary Leung to Woodbridge Public School in October 2017.
Reading Celebration with Lilly Singh
In April 2017, First Book Canada and Lilly Singh visited the students and teachers at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute. With support from Kobo, we were able to give 650 #bookstokids and learn HO...
An Afternoon with Veronica Roth
In February 2017, First Book Canada, along with Rakuten Kobo, Harpercollins Canada, and the talented author Veronica Roth, visited a Toronto High School, Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton. The auditorium ...