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Outdoor Tent B, October 2 at 2:00pm ET.

The Big Create & Make is a drop-in session where you can linger for 10 minutes or 2 hours, and be part of making something big, beautiful and creative! Get in on the Festival fun and meet a published picture-book illustrator, while flexing your own creative muscles.

Today’s session: illustrator Natasha Donovan. Suitable for all ages.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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It’s Kevin Sylvester! Back at TIFA Kids by popular demand and with not one, but TWO brand-new, hilarious stories. Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Do you like hockey? If you answered yes to one or both, then this is the event for you! Join broadcaster, author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester as he presents the latest book in his Hockey Super Six series, In The Game, as well as Apartment 713. The latter will introduce you to young Jake Simmons who is trying to save his home from getting demolished. Kevin will introduce you to Jake, and other colourful characters embarking on adventures of time-travel, sports, and more – all delivered with the author’s trademark humour and energy. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 25 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Outdoor Tent A
Duration: 45 minutes
Tickets on sale August 29

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Kevin Sylvester book covers

Stage in the Park, September 25 at 11:30am ET

Fabulous frocks, tremendous tales, scintillating songs… It can only be Canadian storytelling favourites Fay & Fluffy! Yes, Fay Slift (John Paul Kane) and Fluffy Soufflé (Kaleb Robertson) are back for a very special brunch hour story time. Fay & Fluffy have graced many of Toronto’s biggest cultural institutions since 2016 to read their stories in their own unique and delightfully entertaining way. Bring a picnic and join us at Harbourfront Centre’s Stage in the Park to hear them spread their message of inclusivity, kindness and being proud of who you are, as they present picture books that discuss and celebrate everything from self-esteem to self-expression. Guaranteed to bring enjoyment to the young and the young at heart. Recommended for all ages.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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In the pocket of a faded pair of hand-me-down jeans, a tiny ball of lint lives alone until one day, a boy starts wearing the jeans and everything changes. Before long, Linty has lots of new friends: an acorn, a shell, pizza crust. But, uh-oh . . . Wash Day! Is Linty’s world about to be turned upside down, again? Join illustrator, Mike Shiell for a fun comic-creating workshop based on his book, Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure. You may never view the fluff in the folds of your pockets the same way again! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 25 at 2:15pm ET
Where: Outdoor Tent A
Duration: 45 minutes
This event is free to attend with registration. Return to this page on August 29 to register.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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The book cover of Linty on a background with lots of rainbows

Outdoor Tent B, September 23 at 10:30am ET

Drop in at the TIFA Kids tent any day of the Festival for endless fun at Storydrop! Presented in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank, Storydrop offers fun, hands-on activities for ages 4 and up. Dress up as your favourite character and bring a book to life at the Book Jacket Photobooth; contribute to the creation of the Great Collage Creature, a large crowd-created art piece to be displayed at the Children’s Book Bank; cozy up for an afternoon of reading in the book nook, where you’ll find books by featured authors and illustrators at the Festival. Plus, each weekend of the Festival from 2–4pm, there will be the chance to join in with an illustrator from the programme to create a giant piece of artwork.

In partnership with Children’s Book Bank, this space is part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22. It is located on the west lawn at Harbourfront Centre and is open to the general public.

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TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Outdoor Tent B, October 1 at 2pm ET.

The Big Create & Make is a drop-in session where you can linger for 10 minutes or 2 hours, and be part of making something big, beautiful and creative! Get in on the Festival fun and meet a published picture-book illustrator, while flexing your own creative muscles.

Today’s session: illustrator Barbara Reid. Suitable for all ages.4

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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I Love You More book cover

Outdoor Tent B, October 1 at 10:30am ET

Drop in at the TIFA Kids tent any day of the Festival for endless fun at Storydrop! Presented in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank, Storydrop offers fun, hands-on activities for ages 4 and up. Dress up as your favourite character and bring a book to life at the Book Jacket Photobooth; contribute to the creation of the Great Collage Creature, a large crowd-created art piece to be displayed at the Children’s Book Bank; cozy up for an afternoon of reading in the book nook, where you’ll find books by featured authors and illustrators at the Festival. Plus, each weekend of the Festival from 2–4pm, there will be the chance to join in with an illustrator from the programme to create a giant piece of artwork.

In partnership with Children’s Book Bank, this space is part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22. It is located on the west lawn at Harbourfront Centre and is open to the general public.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Join author Emil Sher and illustrator Barbara Reid to open up infinite ways to say “I love you”, as portrayed in their playful book of wordplay, I Love You More. Based on a favourite game played with his now-grown daughters, Emil will share the story of young Des going about his day in a busy, diverse neighbourhood, highlighting Des’ many different daily relationships and moments that are all bound by love. The fun and wonderfully affirming story scenes are brought to life visually by the modelling clay art of Barbara Reid. Join the book’s creators for storytime, and then get ready with your own pencil and paper to draw along as Barbara shows you simple ways to create fun, loving characters. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Outdoor Tent A
Duration: 45 minutes
Tickets on sale August 29

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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I Love You More book cover

Outdoor Tent B, September 29 at 10:30am ET

Drop in at the TIFA Kids tent any day of the Festival for endless fun at Storydrop! Presented in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank, Storydrop offers fun, hands-on activities for ages 4 and up. Dress up as your favourite character and bring a book to life at the Book Jacket Photobooth; contribute to the creation of the Great Collage Creature, a large crowd-created art piece to be displayed at the Children’s Book Bank; cozy up for an afternoon of reading in the book nook, where you’ll find books by featured authors and illustrators at the Festival. Plus, each weekend of the Festival from 2–4pm, there will be the chance to join in with an illustrator from the programme to create a giant piece of artwork.

In partnership with Children’s Book Bank, this space is part of the free, outdoor events at #FestofAuthors22. It is located on the west lawn at Harbourfront Centre and is open to the general public.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Have you ever wondered why we poop? Or why rotting fish stinks so badly? Or what is a germ? Join author Ed Kay and illustrator Mike Shiell for a fantastically informative dive into icky aspects of our biology, as they talk about their Gross Science book series. Come armed with your scientific queries and be ready to do some cool cartoon drawings. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 24 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Outdoor Tent A
Duration: 45 minutes
Tickets on sale August 29

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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The Gross Science book covers on a rainbow background