The Word On The Street Toronto is an annual celebration of storytelling, ideas and imagination, hosting Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival each September, and promoting great books by Canadian and Indigenous authors year-round. This year, the event is once again going Virtual and will take place from September 16 to 26!
To celebrate this year's festival, WOTS is hosting a book giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a children's book bundle including:
Wildflower by Briana Corr Scott
In Wildflower, artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie) brings her whimsical illustrations and gentle poetry to the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, "Thumbelina." Maintaining the original spirit of Andersen's tale, celebrating love between mother and child, kinship between humans and animals, and bravery — no matter your size or shape — this refreshing retelling gives newfound agency to Wildflower, and offers young readers a tender lesson about the importance of respecting nature.
Anonymouse by Vikki Vansickle
This clever tale mixes street art, animals and gorgeous illustrations to create a meditation on how art can uplift any creature's spirit ― human or animal ― when it speaks directly to them. Every page of Anna Pirolli's stunning artwork is its own masterpiece with its bold pops of colour and sly humour, elevating Vikki VanSickle's subtle but evocative text.
Welcome to the Cypher by Khodi Dill
Starting with beatboxes and fingersnaps, an exuberant narrator introduces kids in his community to the powerful possibilities of rap, from turning “a simple phrase/into imagery that soars” to proclaiming, “this is a voice that represents me!” As Khodi Dill’s rhymes heat up, the diverse crew of kids —illustrated in Awuradwoa Afful’s bold, energetic style — gain self-confidence and a sense of freedom in this wonderful picture book debut that is perfect for reading aloud.
Find out more about this year's The Word On The Street festival at toronto.thewordonthestreet.ca.
Click here to enter this Contest.
Enter by Monday, September 27, 2021.