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What do you do with a KidLit manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is back!  If you have a draft of a picture book or a book for preteens or teens, and you’re not sure what to do next, Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is the...

By Natasha Shaikh Reading has been my companion through many life events like extended family get-togethers, lunch breaks at a new workplace, a cottage getaway with friends, and even long flights, which I especially miss right now. My favourite thing when I was younger and travelling with my mom and baby sister was to run into...

Submissions to the 2021 FOLD Kids Book Fest Program are now open! Every year, the FOLD Kids Book Fest publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and writing from young authors across Canada. In 2021, we are pleased to accept submissions of poetry (any length) and short stories (up to 500 words)...

By Calyssa Erb What I love most about reading nonfiction are those moments of connection. When you read about a specific experience the author has had and the feelings around that experience, and you realize oh, I’ve felt that too. It feels like getting to reach across an infinite distance and shake someone else’s hand...

By Fiona Ross My first memory of loving historical fiction was when I was a child in Scotland, a book written by a Canadian author. I LOVED L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables with a passion.  I read the whole series in weeks and was furious when my parents announced that we were moving to...

  The FOLD is looking for Young Educator Representatives to form the FOLD Kids Advisory Committee. These are volunteer positions that will offer guidance, advice and feedback based on their expertise to the FOLD Kids Coordinator. In exchange for their time as a committee member, they will receive free access to all FOLD and FOLD Kids events...

By Amanda Leduc Reading books in audio brings a whole new level of immersion to the reading experience. For myself, the opportunity to be read to, and to let someone’s voice and storytelling take you away, brings back memories of being read to when younger—bright and happy memories that I’m all too eager to cling...

It’s I Read Canadian Day! This initiative began as a way to encourage Canadians to read books by Canadian authors. Folks–especially young people–are encouraged to spend at least 15 mins reading a book by a Canadian author which could be a picture book, chapter book, young adult novel, nonfiction, audiobook, a comic and so on!...

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