The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is looking for authors and/or illustrators with new children’s books being released in 2010 and Spring 2011 who are interested in touring schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres, outside of their home province, during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2011.The next Book Week tour will run from Saturday, April 30 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.The deadline for applications is Friday, April 30, 2010.Authors and illustrators who are interested in touring should visit the Book Week website under ‘Information for Artists’ (http://www.bookweek.ca/information-artists) for complete application details and to download the application form.TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a wonderful opportunity for authors and illustrators to promote their work to young readers across the country. The authors and illustrators who are chosen to tour for Book Week will be invited to give readings and/or workshops in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores in the province/territory they are assigned to tour.All travel, accommodation and meal expenses for each author and illustrator are covered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. A per diem of $50.00 per day is allowed for meals.Authors and illustrators will be paid $150.00 (plus GST or HST, if applicable) per school reading. There are usually 10 to 14 school readings given during the tour.The Canadian Children’s Book Centre also receives funding from the Canada Council to pay for four public readings per author and illustrator. The authors and illustrators will be paid $250.00 for each Canada Council public reading (plus applicable taxes).