Robert Priest

Bio / Reviews for Kid Stuff


Robert Priest is known as one of Canada's best children's writers and performers. His eclectic output of poems, songs and stories, plays and novels have won him admirers and fans all over the globe. As well as his 25 years of performances/workshops in schools libraries and festivals all across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, Robert has also written and performed for children's television, including Sesame Street, Vid Kids and Eric's World. His novel Knights of the Endless Day was the recipient of a Special Choice Award from the Children's Book Centre. The theatrical version was nominated for two Dora Awards. In 1998 Robert's play Minibugs and Microchips was produced at Toronto's Young People's Theatre and received a Chalmer's Award in the Theatre for Young Audiences category.

Robert performs regularly for young audiences.


The play Minibugs and Microchips:

"Bright, boisterous and ebullient Minibugs and Microchips celebrates the child and the imagination in all of us."

- Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

The poetry book Daysongs Nightsongs:

"This should be in every child's home."

- Michelle Lansberg

The Boinks' Summerlong album:

"Wonderful exercises for the imagination. The Boinks' Summerlong L.P. is sensational."

- The Toronto Sun

The Teds' Playsongs & Lullabies album:

"These poems will undoubtedly be memorized and sung for a long time to come."

- Elizabeth St. Jacques, Canadian Book Review Annual

Select the links on this page for more reviews of Robert's poetry, prose and songs for children.
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The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

416 466-0047

197 1/2 Jones Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4M 3A2 If you want to book Robert as a singer/songwriter call 416 466-0047 or email

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