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

Included in this collection

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Blue Spruce Award New

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: Blue Spruce Award Winner – Mike Boldt, Bad Dog New

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 New

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: Red Maple Award Winner – Kenneth Oppel, Bloom New

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: Silver Birch Express Award New

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 Express Award Winner – Graham Annable, Peter and Ernesto. Sloths in the Night New

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 New

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: Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner – Gina McMurchy-Barber, The Jigsaw Puzzle King New

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