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FOLD Kids Book Fest

Celebrating a diverse array of Canadian children’s literature through events specifically designed for kids and youth, families, and educators.

November 1 - November 5, 2023


In 2019, the FOLD expanded to include FOLD Kids Book Fest – an annual literary festival dedicated to engaging young readers, inspiring future writers, and empowering incredible educators.

FOLD Kids Book Fest centers stories by underrepresented authors and illustrators – showcasing one-of-a-kind programming for children, youth, parents, guardians, and educators. As the only festival of its kind in Canada, FOLD Kids Book Fest provides a unique opportunity to reach a diverse audience of engaged and thoughtful readers by centering marginalized voices and providing a wide range of thoughtfully curated content.

FOLD Kids Book Fest is a multimodal festival, hosting virtual, in-person and hybrid storytelling events from November 1-5, 2023.

A large portion of festival events will be delivered on a virtual platform November 1-3. Classes, families, and individuals can watch live or on-demand until December 5, 2023. School boards who purchase board-wide passes on behalf of staff and students will have access to the platform for the entire school year.

In-person events will take place in Brampton from November 3rd, 4th and 5th and will include writing workshops, storytime presentations, self-directed activities and more.

On Friday, the festival features a Music And Movement event at Gore Meadows and an after-hour reading at three Brampton Library branches.

To purchase books for your home or school library, visit our online retailer TinLids or our in-person community bookseller Another Story Book Shop will be onsite at select in-person events to sell books.


  • Festival Registration Opens
  • September 27, 2023

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