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TD KidStreet celebrates family literacy at The Word On The Street at Harbourfront Centre


The Word On The Street, Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, is coming up later this month. This year, TD KidStreet, sponsored by TD Bank Group will feature a fantastic blend of children’s author programming and family-friendly activities including TVOKids LIVE!, the TD Children’s Literature Tent, the Children’s Activity Tent in Purina PawsWay, and the TD Interactive Storybook. Visit TD KidStreet at the festival’s new Harbourfront Centre location Sunday, September 27th.


StoryMobs is back with Mr. Zinger's Hat on Sunday, September 27


StoryMobs is leaping into Mr. Zinger’s Hat on Sunday, September 27, at The Word on the Street Festival, at Harbourfront Centre at Queen’s Quay in downtown Toronto.


International exhibit of wordless children’s picture books tours Canada

IBBY Canada new

Edmonton (Aug 28 to Sept 18), Vancouver (Oct 1 to 22), Toronto (Nov 2 to Dec 11)

People around the world are deeply touched by the desperately dangerous circumstances for boatloads of refugees from Africa and the Middle East, with many arriving on the small island of Lampedusa, Italy. In response to the waves of refugees, IBBY Italia is working to establish the first children’s library in Lampedusa for the young migrants that arrive there every year, as well as for the local children and teens.