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Harbourfront Centre’s West Lawn, October 2 at 10:30am – 6pm

Canadian Geographic Education’s vibrant and colourful Giant Floor Maps are unlike any other educational resource in the country. These maps offer students an opportunity to discover and explore the diverse aspects of geography in a unique and interactive way that accommodates various learning styles and is easy to integrate at all grade levels. This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.

This is a free event. Find where the giant floor map will be located at #FestofAuthors22 here.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Harbourfront Centre’s West Lawn, October 1 at 10:30am – 6pm

Canadian Geographic Education’s vibrant and colourful Giant Floor Maps are unlike any other educational resource in the country. These maps offer students an opportunity to discover and explore the diverse aspects of geography in a unique and interactive way that accommodates various learning styles and is easy to integrate at all grade levels. This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.

This is a free event. Find where the giant floor map will be located at #FestofAuthors22 here.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Storydrop Tent, October 2 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 Natasha Donovan. Suitable for all ages. Find the venue on the #FestofAuthors22 map here.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Natasha Donovan's book cover of The Global Ocean

Join illustrator Nancy Vo for a very special event as she introduces her latest book, As Glenn Can Be written by Sarah Ellis. This is a beautifully illustrated biography of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould, who would have been 90 years-old this year. Glenn had a professional performing career by the time he was 15; he gave concerts all over the world in his 20s. He became best known for his interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. But Glenn grew to dislike concerts — the hall was too cold, or he didn’t feel well, or the audience made too much noise (he didn’t even like their applause!). He discovered that when he played and recorded music in an empty concert hall, he could make it sound exactly the way he wanted. In a fascinating presentation, Nancy will talk about her research and inspiration for presenting a complex man, life and career in an accessible and engaging way. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 25 at 11am ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 45 minutes
Ticket prices: $12 – Regular; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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As Glenn As Glenn Could Be book cover on a background with lots of rainbows

West Bays, All Day

Through all ages and in all cultures, we have used stories both as entertainment and in search of knowledge, to strengthen our ties with others – both those who are like us and those who are unlike us – and not least in order to understand our own existence. Children’s books are often the first contact we have with literature and art, and they make a powerful impression. Doubtless you recall one or the other of the first books you read. Do you still remember having the feeling of time and space having ceased to exist? The Swedish Academy for Children’s Books seeks to enable children to have access to powerful and enriching reading experiences and has produced this exhibition as a tribute to children’s literature.

This is a free public event.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was created in 2002 by the Swedish government to promote every child’s right to great stories. This global award is given annually to a person or organization for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature. With a prize of five million Swedish kronor, it is the largest award of its kind. Above all else, it highlights the importance of reading, today and for future generations. Join us for a fascinating conversation with two of this year’s Canadian Nominees, Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters, to explore their work beyond the pages of their writing as well as how vital access to books and stories are for every child.

“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination. Children create miracles when they read” – Astrid Lindgren

Event panelists include Maria Lassén-Seger and Christina Wahldén.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 30 at 5pm ET
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

This event is supported by the Swedish Embassy and the Ontario Arts Council.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.

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West Bays, All Day

Through all ages and in all cultures, we have used stories both as entertainment and in search of knowledge, to strengthen our ties with others – both those who are like us and those who are unlike us – and not least in order to understand our own existence. Children’s books are often the first contact we have with literature and art, and they make a powerful impression. Doubtless you recall one or the other of the first books you read. Do you still remember having the feeling of time and space having ceased to exist? The Swedish Academy for Children’s Books seeks to enable children to have access to powerful and enriching reading experiences and has produced this exhibition as a tribute to children’s literature.

This is a free public event.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel. A Tribute to Children’s Books appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.

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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: South Bays in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 45 minutes
This event is free to attend with registration.

Due to weather conditions, this event will take place inside Harbourfront Centre in the South Bays.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Kevin Sylvester book covers

South Bays in Harbourfront Centre, 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.

Due to weather conditions, this event has moved indoors to the South Bays in Harbourfront Centre. 

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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The global ocean is in trouble – and kids can help! We may think of Earth’s five oceans as separate and distinct, but they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean: the global ocean. The Global Ocean is a stunning book by Rochelle Strauss and Natasha Donovan that explores the ocean’s enormous influence on the planet, as well as humans’ often detrimental influence on the ocean. Rochelle will highlight many inspiring initiatives that are underway to restore and heal Earth’s most important feature. Come along for insights and to be informed about what we can all do to help save it! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 3pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 45 minutes
Ticket prices: $12 – Regular; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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The Global Ocean book cover