Saturday, 17 May 2014

2014 Forest of Reading winners announced at the Festival of Trees

On Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Festival of Trees was held at Toronto's Harbourfront.  Over 8000 readers participated in the events at the Festival, which focused on the awards ceremonies for the different Forest of Reading programs of the Ontario Library Association

Here are this year's readers' choice selections for each reading program:

Blue Spruce


by Dave Whamond

          Honour Books        
I Dare You Not To Yawn
by Hélène Boudreau
Illustrated by Serge Bloch
Candlewick Press
This Is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press
Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe
by Wallace Edwards
Orca Book Publishers

Silver Birch EXPRESS

The Secret of the Village Fool
by Rebecca Upjohn
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Second Story Press

Reviewed here
          Honour Books       

Ava and the Little Folk
by Alan Neal & Neil Christopher
Illustrated by Jonathan Wright
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Jason's Why
by Beth Goobie
Red Deer Press

Danny, Who Fell In A Hole
by Cary Fagan
Groundwood Books

Silver Birch FICTION

by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

          Honour Books      

The Hypnotists
by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada

Curse Of The Dream Witch
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada

Yesterday's Dead
by Pat Bourke
Second Story Press

Silver Birch NON-FICTION


One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press 

Reviewed here

          Honour Books     
Robbers!: True Stories of the World's Most Notorious Thieves
by Andreas Schroeder
Illustrated by Rémy Simard
Annick Press

Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics
by Brian McLachlan

Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World
by Janet Wilson 
Second Story Press


Le Prix Peuplier

Une mouche, un chat et une patate 
par Céline Malépart
Simon & Schuster BFYR/Simon & Schuster

          Honour Books     

Les chasseurs de trésors
par Alain M. Bergeron
Illustré par Julie Cossette
La malédiction des petits pois
par Lili Chartrand
Illustré par Annie Rodrigue

Le Prix Tamarac


Une fille à l’école des gars
par Maryse Peyskens
Dominique et Compagnie

          Honour Books     

Aveux de l'autre (pas si grand) méchant loup
par Catherine Girard-Audet

À la découverte de l'Ontario français
par Andrée Poulin
Illustree par Marie-Ève Tremblay

Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS


Attention, j’arrive ! (BiBop) 
par Raymond Parent

          Honour Books     

Marguerite: la petite sorcière qui n'était pas une bonne méchante
par Normand Renaud
Illustré par Lesley St-Amour
Normand renaud

Le monde fabuleux de Monsieur Fred
par Lili Chartrand
Illustré par Gabrielle Grimard

Red Maple Fiction


The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

          Honour Books     

Such Wicked Intent
by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins Canada

My Name is Parvana
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

Loki's Wolves: The Blackwell Pages
by K.L Armstong & M.A Marr
Little Brown Books

White Pine FICTION

Live to Tell
by Lisa Harrington
Dancing Cat Books

          Honour Books     

My Book of Life By Angel
by Martine Leavitt
Groundwood Books

This is Not a Test
by Courtney Summers
St. Martin's Press

by Rachel Hartman


The Secret of the Blue Trunk
by Lise Dion 
Translated by Liedewij Hawke

          Honour Book     

People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression
by Laura Scandiffio
Annick Press
Thrilling news for all authors, illustrators and publishers!

Enjoyed all the more for being selected 
by young Canadian readers!

Congratulations to everyone!

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