May 19, 2017

2017 Forest of Reading winners announced!

The Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading's book awards have been an important part of my school library program and my personal volunteer experiences for many years, so I am always proud to post the results of this wonderful reading program.

It's impossible to congratulate all those who made this reading program and the Festival of Trees such a success but here are some of the amazing people who play important roles in its success:

• the readers;
• the selection committees who read so many books to choose the best for the shortlists;
• the steering committees that organize and put on the fabulous Festival of Trees;
• the OLA staff, with Meredith Tutching at the helm;
• the authors and illustrators who create the wonderful youngCanLit;
• the publishers who publish youngCanLit and promote it; and
• the winners and honourees in each reading program.

Here are this year's readers' choice winners for each reading program:

Blue Spruce


The Night Gardener
by Eric Fan and Terry Fan
Simon & Schuster


Silver Birch EXPRESS

The Biggest Poutine in the World
by Andrée Poulin
Annick Press

Silver Birch FICTION

by Wesley King
Paula Wiseman Books

Silver Birch NON-FICTION 


Haunted Canada 6: More Terrifying True Stories
by Joel A. Sutherland
Scholastic Canada

Le prix Peuplier 

Aux toilettes
Texte de André Marois
Illustrations de Pierre Pratt
Éditions Druide

Le prix Tamarac 


Le Colosse des neiges de Campbellton
Texte de Denis M. Boucher
Illustrations de Paul Roux
Bouton d'or Acadie

Le prix Tamarac EXPRESS


Le facteur de l'espace
Texte et Illustrations de Guillaume Perreault
La Pastèque

Red Maple Fiction


by Caroline Pignat

Red Maple Non-Fiction


Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls 
are Used in War
by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys
Illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Kids Can Press

White Pine FICTION

Fifteen Lanes
by S. J. Laidlaw
Tundra Books


Thrilling news for all authors, illustrators and publishers!

Enjoyed all the more for being selected 
by young Canadian readers!

Congratulations to everyone!

The full list of winners and honour books is posted at CanLit for LittleCanadians Awards here.

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