Families are invited to join us at Harbourfront Centre on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a free, fun-filled afternoon of storytelling, music, writing and illustrating workshops and demos, tech fun, puppet shows, theatre, magic, and author signings.

Book Bash Canadian Children's Literature Festival is a fun-filled, free children's festival featuring a variety of activities and programs with Canadian authors, illustrators and entertainers. Meet such talents as Paul Covello, Helaine Becker, Sabina Gibson, Cale Atkinson, Marina Cohen, Aviaq Johnston, Charis Cotter, Gordon Korman and Kean Soo.

Schedule

BRIGANTINE ROOM
Time Program Description
12:00 p.m. Meet Author Helaine Becker

Ages 5-9
1:00 p.m. Meet Author Paul Covello

Ages 5 and under
2:00 p.m. Meet Author Cale Atkinson

Ages 8 and up
3:00 p.m. Meet Author Gordon Korman

Ages 6-12
Author Helaine Becker

Author Helaine Becker

Author Paul Covello

Author Paul Covello

Author Gordon Korman

Author Gordon Korman


STUDIO THEATRE
Time Program Description
12:00 p.m. Applefun Puppetry: Halloween Show

Toronto Public Library Storytellers

Ages 5 and under
1:00 p.m. Little Red Theatre Presents Babar

Ages 5-9
2:00 p.m. Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles

Ages 6 and up
3:00 p.m. A WonderfulPhil Magic Show

Toronto Public Library Storytellers

All ages
MAIN LOFT
Space is limited for all workshops. Free tickets can be picked up at the information table beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Time Program Description
12:00 p.m. Writing & Drawing Comics Workshop with Kean Soo

Ages 6-12
1:00 p.m. Art Workshop with Sabina Gibson

Unicorn Magic!

Ages 4-7
2:00 p.m. Writing Workshop with Marina Cohen

Edge of Your Seat!

Ages 9 and up
3:00 p.m. Drawing Workshop with Aviaq Johnston

What's My Superpower!

Ages 4-8
Author Kean Soo

Author Kean Soo

Author Maria Cohen

Author Maria Cohen

Book Cover What's My Superpower

Book What's My Superpower


LOFT 1
Time Program Description
1:00 p.m. Newfoundland Ghost Stories

with Charis Cotter

Ages 8 and up
Author Charis Cotter

Author Charis Cotter

Book The Ghost Road

Book The Ghost Road


Have Book Bash Come to Your Library

Applications for 2019 have now closed. Thank you for applying. More information.



Co-presenter

International Festival of Authors

Made possible by

Muller Scholastic Endowment fun for Canadian Children's Literature and Toronto Public Library Foundation

Media Sponsor

Toronto Star