May 19, 2015

2015 Forest of Reading winners!

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

WINNER 

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten
by Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Mike Lowery
Kids Can Press



  


Silver Birch EXPRESS

   WINNER

Let's Get Cracking: Kung Pow Chicken #1
by Cyndi Marko
Scholastic Canada


Reviewed here






Silver Birch FICTION

 WINNER
The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin







Silver Birch NON-FICTION 

WINNER



Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer
by Annaleise Carr, as told to Deborah Ellis
Lorimer







 
Le prix Peuplier

            Lauréat                


Le voleur de couche 
by Nadia Sévigny, AnneMarie Bourgeois 
Éditions de la Smala





Le Prix Tamarac 

                   Lauréat

La plus grosse poutine du monde
by Andrée Poulin
Bayard Canada







Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS

                   Lauréat

Guiby - Une odeur de soufre 
par Sampar (Samuel Parent)
Éditions Michel Quintin






Red Maple Fiction

WINNER

The Rule of Three
by Eric Walters 
Razorbill






Red Maple Non-Fiction

WINNER


The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
Owlkids





White Pine FICTION

WINNER
Rush
by Eve Silver
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins








                                                                                                              


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 from the news release from OLA .

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