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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: 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: 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: 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

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