TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada has a long and rich history of producing wonderful books for children. For many of us, reading these books and paging through them again and again delighted, consoled and inevitably produced powerful insights about how to understand and negotiate the mysterious world around us. When you think back, which Canadian book comes to mind? Perhaps The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery or Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee?
In recognition of Canada's history, including the millennia of Indigenous history that preceded it, The Children's Book Bank will be taking a digital road trip from May 1st until Canada Day, asking notable Canadians from across the country about their favourite Canadian children's book. What did Naheed Nenshi like to read in his youth? What about Hayley Wickenheiser? Follow The Children's Book Bank Canada on Facebook or @BookBankCanada on Twitter and Instagram to find out!
In addition to our literary road trip across the country, The Children's Book Bank will also be hosting special Canadian story times, contests for kids, and Canadian-themed giveaways in-house all through May and June. Stop by the Book Bank at our storefront in Regent Park with your little ones to help us celebrate Canada 150, the best way we know how—with great Canadian books!
The Children's Book Bank is dedicated to the principle that learning to read is the right of every child. Since 2008, we've been supplying free, gently used books to children and their families who face numerous barriers to purchasing new books. Last year, the Children's Book Bank distributed 120,000 free books in high needs communities across Toronto.
A visit to our storefront located on Berkeley Street in the Regent Park/St. James Town neighborhood is much like a visit to a favourite children's bookstore, except that the books are free of charge. Our volunteers and staff sort through the large inventory of donated books and select the most suitable books for children from birth to age twelve to display in our welcoming space. Families and caregivers with children can visit every day and every person may choose one book to take home each visit. Our staff and volunteers are literacy experts who enjoy providing advice about selecting appropriate books.
SOURCE The Children's Book Bank
For further information: Loribeth Gregg, Phone: 416-922-7323, Email: [email protected], www.childrensbookbank.com