Young Alberta Book Society

Working for children’s literacy since 1983

Find an Artist

Search for your favourite artists

Find an Artist

Search for your favourite artists

Programs & Happenings


Our annual literary festival sending YABS artists around the province both in-person and online!


Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award

Check out the 2024 winners!

Allard Win-a-Literary Artist Contest

We’re pleased to offer Allard Award spots to Alberta schools and libraries to host online literary artist visits each fall.

Year-Round Bookings in Alberta

The Young Alberta Book Society is pleased to offer non-subsidized year-round bookings by touring member artists to Alberta schools and libraries.

How You Can Help

As a charity, we depend on the generosity of like-minded individuals and organizations to help us bring our valuable programming to students.

About Us

For more than 30 years, YABS has been an advocate for children’s literacy in Alberta. Our mission is “to foster literacy and a love of reading among young people in Alberta by providing access to the province’s literary artists and their work.

YABS has brought together a rich pool of talented Albertan authors, illustrators and storytellers who dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of children and youth through the literary arts.

Have a Question?

Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help!