We’re so happy to announce that six Transatlantic authors & illustrators have been chosen for Canadian Children’s Book Week 2023!!  

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) announced the touring creators for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent 2023. Thirty-two creators (25 authors, 6 illustrators, and 1 storyteller) have been selected to take part in this hybrid tour and share their love of reading with young people in schools, libraries, and homes all across Canada. Established in 1977, the upcoming national tour will take place from April 30–May 6, 2023.

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of more than 45 books for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into over a dozen languages including Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, German, French, Indonesian, Bulgarian and Russian. She has adapted some of her books into plays and has had productions in Tel Aviv, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. Carol is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller with over thirteen titles that range from children’s picture books to young adult novels. Her books have been published in numerous countries and acquired dozens of awards and commendations. Her title, Big Red Lollipop, was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the hundred greatest children’s books in the last hundred years. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and family. Rukhsana is represented by Amy Tompkins and Rob Firing. 

Edward Kay is an award-winning author and screenwriter for both children and adults. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Edward is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including What Blows Up in The Almost Epic Squad series, Bounced, the picture book Friends for Real, illustrated by Ruth Ohi, and the co-author of the non-fiction title It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs, with his son, Will. A busy and popular presenter at schools across Canada, Ted also teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto, and is a roots/blues musician in whatever time is left over. Ted is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Josh Rosen is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Toronto. When he’s not making comics he works in children’s arts education, helping students over a wide range of ages find their own creative voices. 

Author and illustrator Carey Sookocheff has more than ten books to her credit. They include the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, I Do Not Like Stories, What Happens Next, as well as Wet and Solutions for Cold Feet, which she both wrote and illustrated. Her work has also appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal and Real Simple magazine. Carey lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her family and their dog, Rosie. Carey’s recent books were represented by Fiona Kenshole.

To learn more, check out: https://bookweek.ca/announcing-the-tour-roster-for-canadian-childrens-book-week-2023-devoilement-des-participants-liste-de-la-tournee-lire-a-tout-vent-2023/