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Forest of Reading News

Get Ready for the Forest of Reading 2021 Program Year!

The Forest of Reading is busy preparing for the new program year, and keeping the love of reading alive and exciting in Canada.

No matter where you are reading this year, the Forest of Reading is there with you - in the classroom, in the library, or at home.

Registration opens October 1 and the 2021 nominated lists will be announced October 15.

With your registration, you’ll gain access to our exclusive password website, filled with ready-to-use resources and materials, as well as access to the Forest Fridays virtual author visits that will kick off at the beginning of 2021.

We hope that you will be able to support the program this year through your registration.

Watch this webpage or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for future updates in the program.

The Forest of Reading provides curated award lists and book resources across all age groups. 

Readers can get copies of the nominated books through their local library, any book retailer offering delivery or Tinlids, the official wholesaler of the Forest.   

Congratulations to the Winners of the Forest of Reading Awards!

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the digital Forest of Reading Festival, in partnership with CBC Books.

The 2020 Forest of Reading Award Winners are:
Blue Spruce Award™ Winner: That’s Not Hockey by Andrée Poulin and illustrated by Félix Girard (Annick Press)
Silver Birch Express Award® Winner: Megabat by Anna Humphrey and illustrated by Kass Reich (Tundra Books)
Silver Birch Fiction Award® Winner: The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks)
Yellow Cedar Award: Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
Red Maple Award™ Winner: No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books)
White Pine Award™ Winner: Sadie by Courtney Summers (St. Martin's Press)
Le prix Peuplier : La corde à linge, Orbie (Les 400 coups)
Le prix Mélèze : Aventurosaure 01: Le réveil de Rex, Julien Paré-Sorel (Presses Aventure)
Le prix Tamarac : Vingt-cinq moins un, Geneviève Piché (Éditions Québec Amérique)

Read the full press release in English

Read the full press release in French

Watch the award ceremony videos on Curio in English and in French

Donate to the I Read Canadian Fund

Canadian kids deserve access to new, Canadian books, and you can make that happen!

Learn more on how you can help here on the I Read Canadian Fund website.