Wednesday 15 October 2014

2015 Forest of Reading®: Blue Spruce and Silver Birch nominees

Today, the Ontario Library Association announced the nominated titles for the 2014-2015 Forest of Reading® readers' choice awards. This popular literacy program is designed to cultivate a love of reading for people of all ages, from JK to adult. 

In a series of three posts, I'll list the nominees for the following programs that were announced today:
  • Blue Spruce™: K to Grade 2 reading level
  • Silver Birch® Express: Grades 3-4 reading level
  • Silver Birch® Fiction: Grades 5-6 reading level
  • Silver Birch® Non-fiction: Grades 5-6 reading level
  • Red Maple™ Fiction: Grades 7-8 reading level
  • Red Maple™ Non-fiction: Grade 7-8 reading level
  • White Pine™ Fiction: Grades 9-12 reading level
  • Golden Oak™: Adult learners
  • Le Prix Tamarac: les titres en français
  • Le Prix Tamarac Express: les titres en français
  • Le Prix Peuplier: les albums français

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten
by Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Mike Lowery
Kids Can Press

The Highest Number in the World
by Roy MacGregor
Illustrated by Geneviève Deprés
Tundra Books

Kenta and the Big Wave
by Ruth Ohi
Annick Press

Loula is leaving for Africa
by Anne Villeneuve
Kids Can Press

The Man with the Violin
by Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

by Christine Baldacchino
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Groundwood Books

The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

My Blue is Happy
by Jessica Young
Illustrated by Catia Chien

Oddrey and the New Kid
by Dave Whamand

Young Frank, Architect
by Frank Viva
Harry N. Abrahms

Be a Wilderness Detective
by Peggy Kochanoff
Nimbus Publishing

Every Day is Malala Day
by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International
Second Story Press

The Fly
by Elise Gravel
Tundra Books

From There to Here
by Laurel Croza
Illustrated by Matt James
Groundwood Books

The Great Bike Rescue
by Hazel Hutchins
Orca Book Publishers

How to Save a Species
by Marilyn Baillie, Jonathan Baillie and Ellen Butcher

Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking
by Cyndi Marko

My Name is Blessing
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

Prove It, Josh
by Jenny Watson
Sono Nis Press

by Sylvia Taekema
Orca Books Publishers

The Creature Department
by Robert Paul Weston

Dial "M" for Morna
by Evan Munday 
ECW Press

The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden
by Jill McLean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

The Madman of Piney Woods
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Canada

Me & Mr. Bell
by Philip Roy
Cape Breton University Press

The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada

Red Wolf
by Jennifer Dance

Saving Houdini
by Michael Redhill
HarperCollins Canada
September 17
by Amanda West Lewis
Red Deer Press

by David Skuy

50 Body Questions: A Book that Spills its Guts
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Annick Press

Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer
by Annaleise Carr, as told to Deborah Ellis

The Big Book of Hockey for Kids
by Eric Zweig
Scholastic Canada

Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends
by Rob Laidlaw
Pajama Press

Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home
by Michelle Mulder
Orca Book Publishers

The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan
by Anne Renaud
Cape Breton University Press

From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish of World War I
by Hugh Brewster
Scholastic Canada

A History of Just About Everything
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
Kids Can Press

It's a Feudal, Feudal World: A Different Medieval History
by Stephen Shapiro and Ross Kinnaird
Annick Press

Zoobots: Wild robots inspired by real animals
by Helaine Becker
Kids Can Press

Remaining nominees will be listed here:

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