We have exciting events planned for the 2022-2023 school year that you won't want to miss! Schools hosting book walks for these titles are invited to join the respective author events for FREE. The first event is scheduled for January 2023 to celebrate Bell Let's Talk Day.

Last year, over 2,000 students joined David Robertson and events with Melanie Florence and Alma Fullerton attracted combined audiences of over 3,000 students.

You can order book walks for these special events right now. Be sure to check back as we announce more details.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023
With Storytime Trail's Mental Health Navigator, Nichole Caswell, MSW

Elevate this important day intended to break the silence around mental illness and support one another by hosting any of these special book walk titles. Participating schools are invited to attend our special event with Storytime Trail’s very own Mental Health Navigator. Nichole will be leading us through practical exercises to manage our emotions and teach us helpful techniques to support ourselves, our friends and people in the community who may be struggling. Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Register now.

Event dates & times:
Monday, January 23, 2023.
9:20 AM–10:30 AM

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023
A Special Author Event with Vikki VanSickle, Larissa Fan and Nan Forler

Schools hosting If I Had a Gryphon, Ten Little Dumplings or Trampoline Boy book walks are invited to join our Family Literacy Day Author Panel to talk about the joy of writing and sharing stories. Students will be able to participate in a Q&A session and learn from these talented authors in an 80-minute virtual Zoom session. Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Register now.

Event dates & times:
Thursday, January 26, 2023.
11:45 AM–1:05 PM

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2023
A Special Author Event with Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Lauren Soloy and Ashley Spires         

Go Full STEAM ahead with these amazing authors and their wonderful book walks! A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. Have your school host a book walk for any one of our STEAM titles and register to join our Author and Illustrator Panel. And, there may even be a few surprise guests who will inspire readers of all ages! Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Coming soon.

Event dates & times:
Friday, February 10, 2023.
11:45 AM–1:05 PM EST

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023
A Special Author Event with Erin Alladin and Alma Fullerton       

Celebrate Earth Day with millions of people around the world, promoting environmental awareness and calls to protect our planet. Have your school host a book walk for any one of our environmental titles and register to join this special Author and Illustrator Panel. Young climate change activists will be part of a discussion on our changing environment and how to adopt more environmentally friendly ways of living. Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Coming soon.

Event dates & times:
Friday, April 21, 2023.
9:20 AM–10:30 AM

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2023
A Special Author Event with David Robertson, Wab Kinew and Brittany Luby

Celebrate the essential role public education plays in the lives of communities across Canada. Call to Action #63 seeks to “build student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.” Confront and challenge the colonizing practices that have influenced education in the past–which are still present today. Have your school host one of these powerful book walk titles and participate in a special Author Panel. This an excellent opportunity for your whole school community to listen and learn from our guests. Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Coming soon.

Event dates & times:
Coming soon.

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023
A Special Author Event with Bahram Rahman, Peggy Collins, Gabrielle Grimard and Suzanne Del Rizzo

Celebrate the contributions of the diverse cultures that make up the communities we call home. As Canadians, it’s important to reflect on our history, our limitations, and what multiculturalism means to us as we engage with the current challenges of racism and discrimination. Have your school host one of these powerful book walk titles and participate in our special Author Panel. We’ll be talking about hope, resilience, and what can be done to embrace the rich diversity in your own community. Schools must register to attend.

School registration: Coming soon.

Event dates & times:
Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
9:20 AM–10:30 AM

Note:
Dates and times subject to change.