The Toronto Public Library Foundation would like to thank everyone who submitted an application to host the 2019 Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival. The application process is now closed.

Book Bash: Canadian Children's Literature FestivalBook Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival is a fun-filled, free children’s festival featuring a variety of activities and programs with Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and entertainers.

Funding for the Festival, up to $20,000, is made possible through the Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund for Canadian Children’s Literature at the Toronto Public Library Foundation.

The Fund was established by Larry Muller, retired president of Scholastic Canada, to create an annual children’s literature festival promoting reading and recognizing the value of Canadian children’s literature to Canadian families.

The Festival will be held by Toronto Public Library every second year and by a Canadian public library system outside of Toronto every other year. In 2018, the Festival was held at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on October 20. Learn more

Below is the 2019 criteria and application form:

Book Bash 2019 application criteria (PDF)

Book Bash 2019 application form (PDF)


Contact us for more information

For more information about Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival, hosting the Festival or the Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund, please contact:

Liza Fernandes, Director, Legacy Gifts

Toronto Public Library Foundation
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
t: 416-397-5924

Toronto Public Library Foundation Charitable number 886554476RR0001