Kitchener, Ontario

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Downtown Kitchener | 9am - 5pm

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For the past 25 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Toronto Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Canadian Reading Rocks! All day Kids Programming Presented by the Department of Canadian Heritage

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Department of Canadian Heritage, The Word On The Street and Impact Theatre’s Stage and Story Market have partnered together to bring you a day jam packed of children’s reading, activities and performances!


Canadian Reading Rocks!

Some of the best loved Canadian children’s books in one place!  Books read by guest readers and local personalities.  Hosted in part by popular children’s entertainer Erick Traplin and Kool FM host Andrew Gerrior.


10:00     Launch of the 2015- 2016 Let’s Read program!


10:15     Special quest reading from, The Candy Conspiracy: a tale of sweet victory by written by Carrie Snyder; illustrated by Claudia Dávila (Owlkids Books, 2015)


11:00     KPL Children’s Librarian Laura Reed reading from See You Next Year

by Andrew Larsen; illustrated by Todd Stewart (Owlkids Books Inc., 2015)


11:15     Kool FM host, Andrew Gerrior reading from Walk on the Wild Side

by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press, 2015)


12:00     THEMUSEUM reading from If You Happen to have a Dinosaur

by Linda Bailey; illustrated by Colin Jack (Tundra Books, 2014)


12:15     THEMUSEUM reading from Dinosaurs from Head to Tail

by Stacey Roderick; illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya (Kids Can Press, 2015)


1:00        Music performance by Erick Traplin


 2:00      Communitech Community Relations Manager Kayleigh Platz reading from The Tweedles Go Online by Monica Kulling; illustrated by Marie Lafrance (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015)


2:15        The Humane Society reading from The Pirate’s Bed by Nicola Winstanley; illustrated by Matt James (Tundra Books, 2015)



  • Make and take crafts (while quantities last)
  • Face painting
  • Live music
  • Chat with our friends at the KPL about up-coming children’s programs
  • Chalk on the street