Forest of Reading 2021

You'll find the Forest of Reading English-language awards videos below. Watch host Ali Hassan with young readers and nominated authors in Canada's largest annual literary festival for youth – all brought together by the Ontario Library Association and CBC Books!

Each fall, the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program curates a wide selection of Canadian titles for school-aged children. More than 270,000 students across Canada participate in the program each year, and their votes determine the winners.

To find out more, visit CBC Books and the Forest of Reading.

To watch the French-language awards videos, please visit: www.curio.ca/foretdelalecture.

  • 2020
  • 11 Titles

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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