What is I Read Canadian Day?

I Read Canadian Day is a national celebration of Canadian books for young people, with the goal of elevating the genre and celebrating the breadth and diversity of these books. On that day, all Canadians will be encouraged to read a children’s book by a Canadian author or illustrator for 15 minutes. I Read Canadian Day will take place in homes, schools, libraries and bookstores across the country.  

In order to celebrate the big day on November 2, two free virtual presentations celebrating Canadian literature for youth will take place. 

I Read Canadian Day is a collaboration between the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC); children’s author Eric Walters; CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers); the Ontario Library Association (OLA), and Canadian School Libraries (CSL). Our financial supporters of this initiative are Access Copyright; Telling Tales Festival; Orca Book Publishers; Access Copyright Foundation; and A Different Drummer Books. 

When Is It?

On I Read Canadian Day (November 2, 2022), you are invited to attend two free virtual presentations featuring over 25 Canadian authors and illustrators including Michael Martchenko, Ruth Ohi and Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Kenneth Oppel, Teresa Toten, David Alexander Robertson, and more.

Registration Link for Free Virtual Presentation (Kindergarten-Grade 4)
Wednesday, November 2nd 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Registration Link for Free Virtual Presentation (Grades 5-10)
Wednesday, November 2nd 2022 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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And don’t forget to read my SUPER HAMMY books!


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