May 21, 2016

Forest of Reading 2016 winners announced this week!

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


If Kids Ruled the World
by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by David Huyck
Kids Can Press


Silver Birch EXPRESS

The End of the Line
by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press

Silver Birch FICTION

by Gordon Korman

Silver Birch NON-FICTION 


Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories
by Joel A. Sutherland
Scholastic Canada

Le prix Peuplier


Ça commence ici! 
par Caroline Merola
Bayard Canada

Le Prix Tamarac 


Un clic de trop
par Rhéa Dufresne
Bayard Canada

Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS


Les trois grands cauchon
par Sonia Sarfati 
Illustrations de Jared Karnas
Éditions Québec Amérique

Red Maple Fiction


The Dogs
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada

White Pine FICTION

The Bodies We Wear
by Jeyn Roberts
Knopf/Penguin Random House Canada


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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