Thursday, 15 October 2015

2016 Forest of Reading®: Blue Spruce and Silver Birch nominees

Today, the Ontario Library Association announced the nominated titles for the 2015-2016 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

Butterfly Park
by Elly MacKay
Running Press/Publisher's Group Canada

The Cardinal and the Crow 
by Michael Moniz
Simply Read Books

Fishermen Through and Through 
by Colleen Sydor
Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
Red Deer Press

Henry Holton Takes the Ice 
by Sandra Bradley
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Penguin Young Readers; Dial

If Kids Ruled the World 
by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by David Huyck
Kids Can Press

In a Cloud of Dust 
by Alma Fullerton
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Pajama Press

Sam’s Pet Temper
by Sangeeta Bhadra
Illustrated by Marion Arbona
Kids Can Press

Stop, Thief!
by Heather Tekavec
Illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Kids Can Press

Super Red Riding Hood 
by Claudia Dávila
Kids Can Press

We’re All Friends Here
by Nancy Wilcox Richards
Scholastic Canada

The End of the Line
by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press

Reviewed here

Hope Springs
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
by David J. Smith
Illustrated by Steve Adams
Kids Can Press

Jack, the King of Ashes
by Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji
Running Goat Books and Broadsides

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency 01: Clover's Luck
by Kallie George
Illustrated by Alexandra Bolger

Reviewed here

Melvis and Elvis
by Dennis Lee
Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
HarperCollins Canada

Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference
by Janet Wilson
Second Story Press

by Benoit Tardif
Kids Can Press

Tank and Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede
by Liam O'Donnell
Illustrated by Mike Deas
Orca Book Publishers

Reviewed here

Weird Frogs
by Chris Earley
Firefly Press

Between Shadows
by Kathleen Cook Waldron
Coteau Books

Reviewed here

The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!
by Wesley King
Paula Wiseman Books

Jacob's Landing
by Daphne Greer
Nimbus Publishing

Lost in the Backyard
by Alison Hughes
Orca Book Publishers

by Gordon Korman

Reviewed here

Rain Shadow
by Valerie Sherrard
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Reviewed here

Rocket Blues
by David Skuy
Scholastic Canada

by Jennifer Mook-Sang
Scholastic Canada

Reviewed here

The Swallow: A Ghost Story
by Charis Cotter
Tundra Books

The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency 01: The Case of the Missing Moonstone
by Jordan Stratford
Alfred A. Knopf

Reviewed here

10 Rivers That Shaped The World
by Marilee Peters
Illustrated by Kim Rosen
Annick Press

Baseballogy: Supercool Facts You Never Knew 
by Kevin Sylvester
Annick Press

Boredom Busters: 50+ awesome activities, recipes, experiments, and more 
by Caroline Fernandez
CICO Books 

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison 
by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson
Pajama Press

Reviewed here

Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats 
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
Scholastic Canada

Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures 
by Natalie Hyde
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories 
by Joel A Sutherland
Scholastic Canada

Saving Turtles: A Kids' Guide To Helping Endangered Creatures 
by Sue Carstairs 
Firefly Press

Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World 
by Michelle Mulder
Orca Book Publishers

When the Worst Happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by David Parkins
Annick Press

Remaining nominees will be listed here:

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