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Contest! Win Great Kids' Books from The Word on the Street!


The books you love as a kid will always stay with you. So if you have a young reader in your life (or if you just happen to be young at heart yourself!), you don't want to miss our newest book giveaway with The Word on the Street.

Enter for a chance to win the prize pack listed below, chock full of great kids' books, and be sure to check out the Word on the Street on Sunday, September 24 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto - including extensive programming for kids of all ages. 

The Word on the Street 2017 Children's Literature Prize Pack includes:

  • The Artsy Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll
  • The Winnowing by Vikki Vansickle
  • The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress
  • The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono
  • Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
  • A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley & Olivia Chin Mueller

To enter, send us a note at, telling us your name, address, and which book in the prize pack you're most excited to read. Please use the subject line "WOTS Kids Books Contest". All entries must be received by 12:00pm (noon) on Monday, September 18, 2017.

One winner will be chosen at random and informed via email, with all prizes available for pick up at The Word on the Street festival on September 24, 2017. 

Don't miss checking out these authors in person at The Word on the Street this year!


The Word On The Street is a is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere.

The Word On The Street takes place in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen Quay West) on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and features dozens of fantastic author readings, kids programming, author signings, food tents and much more.