Forest of Reading 2020

Congratulations to all the Forest of Reading award winners and nominees! On June 16, CBC Books hosted an online awards ceremony for the Forest of Reading 2020, Canada's largest annual literary festival for young readers. And here at Curio.ca we were thrilled to be part of this special day.

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.

The English awards ceremony videos are available below. You can also check out the French-language awards videos on Curio.ca.

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

  • 2020
  • 6 Titles

Included in this collection

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: 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 ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:36
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: 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 2020 nominees include:- No Fixed Address (winner)- Call of the Wraith - Crush - A Grain of Rice - In the Key of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/16/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: 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 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 New

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

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: White Pine Award New

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: Yellow Cedar Award New

For the 2020 program year, the Forest of Reading consolidated its two school-aged non-fiction programs, the Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award and the Red Maple Non-Fiction Award, into one award – the Yellow Cedar Award for Grades 5-8.The 2020 nominees include:- Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family (winner)- Be Prepared! The Frankie MacDonald ...
  • 2020
  • 00:21:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/16/2020