May 16, 2014

Exciting news: 2014 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 provide enviable 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


by Dave Whamond


Silver Birch EXPRESS

The Secret of the Village Fool
by Rebecca Upjohn
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Second Story Press

Reviewed here

Silver Birch FICTION

by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

Silver Birch NON-FICTION


One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press 

Reviewed here

Le prix Peuplier


Une mouche, un chat et une patate 
by Céline Malépart
Simon & Schuster BFYR/Simon & Schuster

Le Prix Tamarac


Une fille à l’école des gars
by Maryse Peyskens
Dominique et Compagnie

Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS


Attention, j’arrive ! (BiBop) 
by Raymond Parent

Red Maple Fiction


The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

White Pine FICTION

Live to Tell
by Lisa Harrington
Dancing Cat Books


The Secret of the Blue Trunk
by Lise Dion 
Translated by Liedewij Hawke

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 or on the news release from OLA .

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