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


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


Silver Birch EXPRESS


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

Reviewed here

Silver Birch FICTION

The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier

Silver Birch NON-FICTION 


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

Le prix Peuplier


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

Le Prix Tamarac 


La plus grosse poutine du monde
by Andrée Poulin
Bayard Canada

Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS


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

Red Maple Fiction


The Rule of Three
by Eric Walters 

Red Maple Non-Fiction


The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato

White Pine FICTION

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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