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Pages, Pens, & Paws

"Bringing Literacy & Laughter Together"

Pairing specially crafted Books, Literacy Events, and Animal Assisted Reading Programs to share the joy of reading with a child.


About Us

Our name says it all!  Pages are the are the special books we create, Pens are the Authors, Illustrators, Educators, and more who donate their time and talent for Children's Literacy.  Paws are the Therapy Animals and Animal Assisted Reading Programs we promote. 



The Pages, Pens & Paws Foundation is focused on advocating for Children's Literacy through Books, Events, and Animal Assisted Reading Programs. Our specially crafted books are filled with heartwarming, fun, and inspirational stories highlighting the world of Pet Therapy and the important role it plays in our communities.  We pair our books with Animal Assisted Reading Programs & Literacy Events including educational activities based on the storyline of the book.  The proceeds from the books are funnelled directly back into our Children's Literacy Foundation.  Every book purchased helps send an underprivileged child to our literacy program!

Our Services

We offer several services to help you inspire our youth to get excited about literacy. 

We can also create a custom event tailored to your individual needs. 

Big or small, we are dedicated to helping you make literacy fun!

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Children's Book Series

A series of books highlighting the world of Pet Therapy and the amazing experiences that happen.  These books and the literacy content that go with them are designed to enhance your existing pet therapy literacy programs.  Each book has discussion questions, educational points, and links to interactive activities.

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Small Group
Literacy Event 

A literacy event paired with animal therapy.  Get motivated to read with a furry friend by your side!  Participants will have a chance to participate in a Storytime, read with their new friend, work on special literacy content, and takeaway an experience to last them a lifetime.  These events are perfect for classrooms, libraries, community events and more! 

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Large Group
Literacy Event

Get excited about literacy with a motivational event designed to inspire young readers with fun learning stations, small group reading exercises, and more!  Meet & greets with authors, illustrators, and publishers who share their passion for children's literacy.  This event is all about making literacy fun! These events are perfect for schools.


Nicole Selby

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From an early age I developed a love of books. They captured me with their fairytales and stories of courage, transporting me to faraway places and unlikely heroes.  Books provided me with the belief that anything was possible, because I had read it in a story. 

As I got older I realized that the literary competence I gained from reading afforded me opportunities that did not exist for those who struggled to read.  I was determined to do what I could to bring that same joy of reading to young children across the world, setting them on a path for success.  

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News and Events

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Sep 17, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
    Mississauga, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N2, Canada
  • Apr 07, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Apr 10, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
    Mississauga, International Centre at Mississauga: Hall 5, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8, Canada
    Learn all about our Children's Literacy Foundation while the kids delight in the activities provided by Pages, Pens, & Paws.
  • Dec 16, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Caledonia, 35 Braemar Ave, Caledonia, ON N3W 2M5, Canada
    It was only right to host our very first school literacy event and the launch of Moxy's book at the school where she worked.
  • Nov 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – Nov 21, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
    Mississauga, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8, Canada
    This magical and interactive experience is geared towards families and kids. Children can relish in daily story time readings with therapy dogs, and authors, and enjoy crafts, coloring, andenjoy crafts, coloring, and other engaging activities.
  • Nov 05, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Caledonia, 18 Argyle St N, Caledonia, ON N3W 1B6, Canada
    Come meet "Ernie the Therapy Dog" at his very own book launch party! Have your book personalized, get pictures with Ernie, and be there for the very first live storytime of his brand new book.
  • Jun 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
    Simcoe, 172 South Dr, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1G6, Canada
    Come meet the authors, purchase your favourite books, and learn about our Literacy Events!
  • May 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Community Centre 55 , 97 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V6, Canada
    Community Centre 55 Leuty Pavilion on the Boardwalk, (Bottom of Lee Avenue on the Boardwalk)
  • Apr 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EDT – Apr 17, 2022, 4:00 p.m. EDT
    International Centre, International Centre 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON
    Come visit our booth #212 at the Canadian Pet Expo! We will have books, authors, and some furry friends for you to meet. Get all the info here:

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Founder - Nicole Selby


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