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CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Celebrating Indigenous stories with the Turtle Island Reads Book Club 2019

Turtle Island Reads celebrates stories written by and about Indigenous people in Canada. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and featuring Tracey Deer, Lucy Tulugarjuk and Dayna Danger, the 2019 book club discusses how the modern Indigenous experience is reflected in literature and why bringing Indigenous books into the classroom is important. The panel and students from three different high schools explore ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Express Award Winner – Graham Annable, Peter and Ernesto. Sloths in the Night

Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Graham Annable after his exciting win of the 2021 Silver Birch Express Award for his title, Peter and Ernesto: Sloths in the Night (published by First Second, distributed by Raincoast Books).
  • 2021
  • 00:14:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/20/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner – Gina McMurchy-Barber, The Jigsaw Puzzle King

Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Gina McMurchy-Barber after her exciting win of the 2021 Silver Birch Fiction Award for her title, The Jigsaw Puzzle King (published by Dundurn Press).
  • 2021
  • 00:12:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/20/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Express Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Express Award is comprised of fiction and non-fiction titles, is geared to reluctant readers and is typically suited for Grades 3 and 4.The 2021 nominees include:- Cells: An Owner's Handbook by Carolyn Fisher- Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua- Ghost's Journey: A Refugee Story by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Rainer Oktovianus- ...
  • 2021
  • 00:24:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Fiction Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Fiction Award celebrates fiction books for readers aged 8 to 12 (Grades 3-6).The 2021 nominees include:- All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman- The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson- A Boy Is Not a Bird by Edeet Ravel- Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson- Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett- The ...
  • 2021
  • 00:22:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Yellow Cedar Award

Ten Canadian books are finalists for the 2021 Yellow Cedar Award, which celebrates non-fiction books for readers in Grades 4-8, ages 9-14.The 2021 nominees include:– The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World’s Largest Land Biome by L. E. Carmichael, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon– An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Black Holes, Dwarf Planets, ...
  • 2021
  • 00:24:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Blue Spruce Award Winner – Mike Boldt, Bad Dog

The Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Mike Boldt after his exciting win of the 2021 Blue Spruce Award for his title, Bad Dog (published by Doubleday Books For Young Readers).
  • 2021
  • 00:10:53
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Red Maple Award Winner – Kenneth Oppel, Bloom

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Kenneth Oppel after his exciting win of the 2021 Red Maple Award for his title, Bloom (published by HarperCollins Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: White Pine Award Winner – Tanaz Bhathena, Hunted by the Sky

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Tanaz Bhathena after her exciting win of the 2021 White Pine Award for her title, Hunted by the Sky (published by Penguin Teen Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Blue Spruce Award Must-See

The Forest of Reading's Blue Spruce Award brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children between the ages of 4 and 7 (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2). For many children, this is their first introduction to the world of books. This award promotes reading for enjoyment and begins to develop a child’s skill in evaluating a picture book based ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:16
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/17/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Red Maple Award Must-See

The Forest of Reading's Red Maple Award, offered for the enjoyment of students ages 12 to 13, in Grades 7 and 8, aims to get readers engaging in conversation around fiction books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.The 2021 nominees include:– Bloom by Kenneth Oppel– Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer– Dragon Assassin by Arthur Slade– If I ...
  • 2021
  • 00:21:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: White Pine Award

The Forest of Reading's White Pine Award offers teens of all ages the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and familiarizes teenagers with great Canadian books. The 2021 nominees include: – Break in Case of Emergency by Brian Francis – Charming As A Verb by Ben Philippe– Fan the Fame by ...
  • 2021
  • 00:21:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Francesca Ekwuyasi's debut novel, Butter Honey Pig Bread, is a literary feast for the mind, the soul and the senses. Butter Honey Pig Bread is a novel about twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye, and their mother, Kambirinachi. Kambirinachi believes she was a spirit who was supposed to die as a small child. By staying alive, she is cursing her family ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots is a writer and journalist from Toronto. She is also the author of the poetry collections DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains and Thumbscrews. Hench is her first novel. Hench is a novel about Anna, a woman who pays the bills by doing administrative work for villains. But when an incident involving the world's most popular superhero leaves ...
  • 2021
  • 00:13:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Set in a fantasy land named Chasland that feels like the Regency era in England, The Midnight Bargain is a fantasy about a woman named Beatrice Clayborn who makes her debut at "bargaining season" — an annual event where wealthy young men and women gather from all over the world to make advantageous marriages. But Beatrice dreams of becoming a ...
  • 2021
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead's debut novel, is the first book by an Indigenous author to win Canada Reads. The novel centres on the life of a two-spirit Indigiqueer young man who leaves the reserve and becomes a cybersex worker in the big city to make ends meet. But he must reckon with his past when he returns home to attend ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:45
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

Scott Helman is championing Two Trees Make a Forest by writer and environmental historian Jessica J. Lee on Canada Reads 2021. In her memoir, Lee returns to her mother's homeland of Taiwan to understand the landscape that shaped her family — and in turn, shapes her. The book intertwines her grandparents' histories, the political history of Taiwan and the island's ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2021

Library and Archives Canada Gratien Gélinas: One of Our Own

Gratien Gélinas is considered one of the founders of modern Canadian theatre and film. He was a playwright, director, actor, filmmaker and administrator of cultural organizations. His personifications of the common man paved the way for many of Quebec’s leading scriptwriters, and he gave a voice, at home and abroad, to French Canada’s culture and society. This episode features Anne-Marie ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2021

Library and Archives Canada In Flanders Fields: A Century of Poppies

The poem In Flanders Fields — which is over 100 years old — is considered to be the most popular poem from the First World War. This episode features archivist Emily Monks-Leeson from Library and Archives Canada who will guide us through the life of John McCrae, the Canadian soldier who penned the poem. She will help us understand the conditions from ...
  • 2015
  • 00:35:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

CBC Books The First Page: Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow, best known for science fiction writing, talks about the importance of cutting the sentences you don't need when writing a story and how sci-fi writers drop clues for their readers about the kind of world they're living in. He reads the first page from Radicalized, his collection of four novellas that explore ethical questions surrounding how technology is abused ...
  • 2020
  • 00:03:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/06/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: White Pine Award

The Forest of Reading's White Pine Award offers teens of all ages the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and familiarizes teenagers with great Canadian books.The 2020 nominees include:- Sadie (winner)- All Our Broken Pieces - Baggage - Beauty of the Moment - Comics Will Break Your Heart - Crown of Feathers - Field ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: Red Maple Award

The Forest of Reading's Red Maple Award offered for the enjoyment of students ages 12 to 13, in Grades 7 and 8, aims to get readers engaging in conversation around fiction books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.The 2020 nominees include:- No Fixed Address (winner)- Call of the Wraith - Crush - A Grain of Rice - In the Key of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: Yellow Cedar Award

Ten Canadian books are finalists for the 2020 Yellow Cedar Award, which celebrates nonfiction books for readers in Grades 4-8, ages 9-14.The 2020 nominees include:– Too Young to Escape (winner)– Hubots– My River– Highrise– Be Prepared! – Killer Style– Beavers– Amazing Hockey Stories: Hayley Wickenheiser– Follow Your Stuff– Extreme Abilities
  • 2020
  • 00:21:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: Silver Birch Express Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Express Award is comprised of fiction and non-fiction titles, is geared to reluctant readers and is typically suited for Grades 3 and 4. The 2020 nominees include: - Megabat (winner)- Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 - Dragons in a Bag  - Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photograph That Changed the World - Go Show the World: ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: Silver Birch Fiction Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Award is meant for readers aged 8 to 12 (Grades 3-6). The 2020 nominees include: - The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane (winner)- Cross Ups 02: Anyone’s Game - Inkling - My Life As a Diamond - Oculum - Orange for the Sunsets - A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying - Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster - Wings of Olympus - ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/16/2020