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Hackmatack’s second annual Festival of Reading will bring twelve of our shortlisted authors to classrooms and libraries across Atlantic Canada, allowing hundreds of young readers to connect with authors both virtually and in-person.

But it isn’t just our readers who get to have all the fun! We are pleased to offer engaging sessions and resources for the public. We hope you will join us as we celebrate and support Canadian creators of children’s literature!

See the full Festival schedule here.

2021-22 Hackmatack Shortlisted Books

Hackmatack Books 2022

CELACentre for Equitable Library Access

You don’t have to be in a Hackmatack reading group to enjoy the books. And you don’t have to be a conventional reader. 

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials to Canadians of all ages with print disabilities.

We’re happy to tell you that many of the 2021-2022 Hackmatack titles are available for free in accessible formats for kids with print disabilities. 

You can get these titles from your public library, or through the CELA website.

Accessible Hackmatack books 2021-22

We’d like to thank CELA for the wonderful work they do. Their collection has more than 700,000 professionally produced titles, with an emphasis on  Canadian authors and stories, and favourites for kids and teens.