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CCBC Events Announcement

TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program 2011

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GiftsSince 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada — the CCBC has given every Grade One student a free Canadian children’s book.

The book is to be taken home by each child to keep and to read with their parents. This far-reaching annual book giveaway program, which provides over 500,000 books to Grade One children across Canada, is fully funded by TD Bank Group.

This October, Grade One children nation-wide will take home Gifts, written by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Barbara Reid and published by Scholastic Canada.

Written in verse, this charming tale, featuring Barbara Reid’s wonderful Plasticine illustrations, is sure to delight young readers. Join Grandma as she visits far off places – from Australia to the Arctic and many sites between. She asks her granddaughter what gifts she would like her to bring back from her travels. The granddaughter’s answers are definitely not your typical souvenirs! A piece of the sky, an iceberg on a string, a roar from the jungle king…

The coordination of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program is done by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. School boards and ministries of education in all provinces have been contacted and have been asked to respond with their projected enrolment of Grade One students for the fall of 2011 by June 22, 2011. Please contact your school board to make sure that they have responded with the numbers for your school.

For more information on the 2011 TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program, please contact Dawn Todd at 416.975.0010 ext. 224 or dawn@bookcentre.ca.

To learn more about the creators of Gifts, visit TeachingBooks.net

Previous giveaway books:

Caramba2010
Caramba
written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books


Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here2009
Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here
written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Owlkids


Too Many Books2008
Too Many Books!
written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
Scholastic Canada


The Zlooksh2007
The Zlooksh
written by Dominique Demers; illustrated by Fanny
Les 400 coups


Franklin in the Dark2006
Franklin in the Dark
written by Paulette Bourgeois; illustrated by Brenda Clark
Kids Can Press


Alligator Stew2005
Alligator Stew: Favourite Poems by Dennis Lee
written by Dennis Lee; illustrated by Rogé
Key Porter Books


Omar On Ice2004
Omar On Ice
written and illustrated by Maryann Kovalski
Fitzhenry & Whiteside


The Girl Who Hated Books2003
The Girl Who Hated Books
written by Manjusha Pawagi; illustrated by Leanne Franson
Second Story Press


When Jeremiah Found Mrs. Ming2002
When Jeremiah Found Mrs. Ming
written by Sharon Jennings; illustrated by Mireille Levert
Annick Press


Young Authors' Day at Pokeweed Public School2001
Young Authors’ Day at Pokeweed Public School
written and illustrated by John Bianchi
Pokeweed Press


Nicholas at the Library2000
Nicholas at the Library
written by Hazel Hutchins; illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Annick Press

TD Grade One Book Giveaway

In celebration of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards, the TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program provides every Grade One student across Canada with the gift of a free book. This year, Grade One students will take home Gifts by Jo Ellen Bogart and Barbara Reid.