November 29, 2011

The Forest of Reading®: Promoting reading in Ontario

As the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading® gets underway for another year, I wanted to share these videos to demonstrate how great this program is and how fanatical the kids (from Kindergarten through high school) are about these programs. (N.B. Just as great are their Evergreen™ and Golden Oak™ programs for adults which are beyond the scope of this blog.)
 
Posted by ONLibraryAssoc on Nov 21, 2011 on youtube.com

The first video has young readers sharing their feelings about the Forest of Reading®. [By the way, that's author Kevin Sylvester dressed in a chef's outfit, channelling his character Neil Flambé from his 2011 Silver Birch® Fiction Award-winning book, Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders (Key Porter, 2010)]

 
Posted by debbieohi, May 12, 2011 on youtube.com
 
This video from last year's Festival of Trees™, the awards ceremonies of the Forest of Reading®, demonstrates why authors love coming to these ceremonies.  Each year, the cheering children and the smiling authors reiterate the idea that our Canadian children's authors deserve to feel like rock stars. 

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