Book Bash 2023 Book Bash 2023

Canadian Children’s Literature Festival Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

Book 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. Canadian public library systems (or other interested groups partnering with a Canadian public library system) located outside of Toronto can apply for this grant to host a Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival in their community.




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 2023 Festival will be held in May 2023 in Drumheller, Alberta by the Drumheller Public Library.

Check back  with us in the summer/fall of 2024 for Applications to host the 2025 Festival at your library.


Have Book Bash come to your library

Applications for 2023 are now closed. More information will be available in early 2024 about the 2024 Festival to be hosted in Toronto.


Contact us for more information:

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

Meet the team Liza Fernandes

Liza Fernandes

Vice President, Operations & Governance