• Ainara Alleyne

    We’re really excited here at Telling Tales because we’re teaming up with Ainara who hosts the amazing Instagram page Ainara’s Bookshelf, where she […]

  • Arthur Slade

    Arthur Slade was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, completing his first novel when he was […]

  • Basil Sylvester

    Basil Sylvester is an author, student, sort-of editor, bookseller, and occasional backstage person in community theatre. Their debut book The […]

  • Becky Han

    Becky Han is an Inuk singer-songwriter who grew up in the small and beautiful community of Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay) in […]

  • Ben Philippe

    Ben Philippe describes himself as a “Black French-Canadian writer. Basically, the guy across the hall if your life was a […]

  • Cale Atkinson

    Cale Atkinson is an illustrator, writer and animator living lakeside with his family in Kelowna, British Columbia. Cale is constantly […]

  • Carmen Mok

    Carmen Mok is an award-winning illustrator with prior experience in product design, hand-lettering and graphic design. She made the 2019 […]

  • Cylita Guy

    An experienced science communicator, Dr. Cylita Guy spent ten years working as a Host at the Ontario Science Centre. She […]

  • David A. Robertson

    David A. Robertson is the award-winning author of books for young readers, including When We Were Alone, winner of the […]

  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, […]

  • Dirk McLean

    Dirk McLean was born in Trinidad and came to Toronto as a teenager. He is the author of a series […]

  • Dom Pelletier

    Dom Pelletier started drawing cartoons at a young age and has never put his crayons down. While working as a […]

  • Eric Walters

    Eric Walters has written over 120 books that have been translated into 15 languages and won over 100 awards. He […]

  • Heather Kuzyk (AGB)

    Heather Kuzyk is a versatile and creative visual artist. She is a graduate of the esteemed Sheridan College in both […]

  • J. Torres

    J. Torres won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love […]

  • Jen Sookfong Lee

    Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised on Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North […]

  • Jennifer Faria

    Jennifer Faria is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer who studied at Central Technical School and George Brown College in […]

  • Jess Keating

    Jess Keating is an award-winning author, cartoonist, and zoologist, whose work has been featured in the New York Times, CBC, […]

  • Jon Klassen

    Winner of the 2010 Governor General’s Award for English-Language children’s illustration, The Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal, Jon […]

  • Josh Taylor

    Hamilton born and raised, Josh Taylor is an award winning Hip-Hop and Street Dance rooted dancer, choreographer and storyteller. He […]

  • Kenneth Oppel

    Kenneth Oppel is the award-winning author of the Silverwing trilogy that has sold over a million copies worldwide and was […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is the author/illustrator of more than thirty books, including MiNRS, The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem, The Neil […]

  • Lana Button

    Lana Button’s picture books have been recognized as Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Bets and the IBBY Outstanding Book for […]

  • Laura Ellis

    Laura Ellis is an award-winning actor, director, writer and arts educator in the theatre and film industry. Over the past […]

  • Lexy the Rap Dad

    Lexy, the Rap Dad is a children’s author and rapping dad from Ajax, Ontario. The creator of Friendly Fables, a […]

  • Mahtab Narsimhan

    Mahtab Narsimhan is an award-winning author with numerous critically acclaimed books including The Third Eye, which won the Silver Birch […]

  • Michael Hutchinson

    Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg. He is the author of the Mighty […]

  • Mr. Ben

    With his guitar in hand and a childlike enthusiasm & energy, Mr. Ben’s signature blend of folk & pop grabs […]

  • Nadia L. Hohn

    Nadia L. Hohn is a writer and educator. Her first picture book, Malaika’s Costume, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian […]

  • Naseem Hrab

    Naseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller, and the author of the Ira Crumb series and Weekend Dad. Her comedy […]

  • Rina Singh

    Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi […]

  • Roselynn Akulukjuk

    Roselynn Akulukjuk was born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. In 2012 she enrolled in the Toronto Film School […]

  • Sarah Raughley

    Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to […]

  • Survivorman Les Stroud

    Les Stroud’s work as a filmmaker, author, and musician has been celebrated around the globe. Credited with creating the survival […]

  • Susin Nielsen

    Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. They hated her […]

  • Thomas King

    Thomas King is an award-winning writer and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; […]

  • Vicki Grant

    Vicki Grant is the author of seventeen books. Her books have consistently garnered her recognition from the American Library Association, […]

  • Wali Shah

    An alumnus of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, Wali Shah serves his hometown as Poet Laureate for the City of […]