Friday, 20 May 2016

2016 Forest of Reading winners and honour books announced at Festival of Trees

This week, 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

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

          Honour Books         

Super Red Riding Hood
by Claudia Dávila
Kids Can Press

Butterfly Park
by Elly MacKay
Running Press


Silver Birch EXPRESS

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

          Honour Books        

Clover's Luck: The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, Book 1
by Kallie George
Illustrated by Alexandra Bolger

by Benoit Tardif
Kids Can Press

Silver Birch FICTION

by Gordon Korman

          Honour Books      

Rain Shadow
by Valerie Sherrard
Fitzhenry &  Whiteside

The Swallow: A Ghost Story
by Charis Cotter
Tundra Books

Silver Birch NON-FICTION 


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

          Honour Books     

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

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

Le Prix Peuplier


Ça commence ici! 
par Caroline Merola
Bayard Canada

          Honour Books     

Millie Rose
par Lili Chartrand
Illustré par Annie Rodrigue
Éditions Druids
Un bain trop plein!
par Andrée Poulin
Illustré par Anne-Claire Delisle
Dominque et compagnie

Le Prix Tamarac 


Un clic de trop
by Rhéa Dufresne
Bayard Canada

          Honour Books     

La gentillesse des monstres
par Camille Bouchard
Éditions de la Bagnole

Le vol TS-236
par Sylvie Roberge et Richard Vallerand
Dominique et compagnie

Le Prix Tamarac EXPRESS


Les trois grands cauchon
par Sonia Sarfati
Illustrations de Jared Karnas
Éditions Québec Amérique

          Honour Books     

Les Mutamatak: Les superhéros
par Karine Gottot et Mathieu Lampron
Éditions Michel Quintin

La bataille de l'ombre
par Estelle Vendrame et Marion Arbona
Bayard Canada

Red Maple Fiction


The Dogs
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada

          Honour Books      

We Are All Made of Molecules
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

The Gospel Truth
by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press

White Pine FICTION

The Bodies We Wear
by Jeyn Roberts
Knopf/Penguin Random House

          Honour Books     

The Troop
by Nick Cutter
Pocket Books

Delusion Road
by Don Aker
HarperCollins Canada

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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