Saturday 15 October 2016

2017 Forest of Reading®: Blue Spruce and Silver Birch nominees

On Friday, the Ontario Library Association announced the nominated titles for the 2016-2017 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 Artist and Me
Written by Shane Peacock
Illustrated by Sophie Casson
Owlkids Books

The Good Little Book
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Marion Arbona
Tundra Books

Harry & Walter
Written by Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Annick Press

If I Had a Gryphon
Written by Vikki Vansickle
Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Tundra Books

Written by Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Tundra Books

The Night Gardener
Written and Illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Written by Hazel Hutchins
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
Written and Illustrated by Danielle Daniel
Groundwood Books

Stanley at School
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press

The Wolf-Birds
Written and Illustrated by Willow Dawson
Owlkids Books

Be a Pond Detective
Written and Illustrated by Peggy Kochanoff
Nimbus Publishing

The Biggest Poutine in the World
Written by Andrée Poulin
Annick Press

Elephant Journey: the True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and their Rescue from Captivity
Written by Rob Laidlaw
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Pajama Press

Elliott’s Guide to Dinosaurs
Written by Elliott Seah
Greystone Books

The Enchanted Egg (The Magical Animal Adoption Agency)
Written by Kallie George
Illustrated by Alexandra Bolger

Myles and the Monster Outside
Written by Philippa Dowding
Illustrated by Shawna Daigle

Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals
Written by Jess Keating
Illustrated by David DeGrand
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots
Written by Liam O'Donnell
Illustrated by Mike Deas
Orca Book Publishers

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet
Written by Deborah Hodge
Illustrated by Karen Reczuch
Groundwood Books

Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Hunting
Written by Suzie Napayok-Short
Illustrated by Jonathan Wright
Inhabit Media

Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova
Yen Press

The Blackthorn Key
Written by Kevin Sands

Everyday Hero
Written by Kathleen Cherry
Orca Book Publishers

Heart of a Champion
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Tundra Books

Howard Wallace, P.I.
Written by Casey Lyall
Sterling Children's Books

The Nameless City
Written and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
Color by Jordie Bellaire
First Second

The Nest
Written by Kenneth Oppel
Illustrated Jon Klassen

Written by Wesley King
Simon & Schuster

A Pocket Full of Murder
Written by R. J. Anderson
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Seven Dead Pirates
Written by Linda Bailey
Tundra Books

Animal Hospital: Rescuing Urban Wildlife
Written by Julia Coey
Firefly Books

Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet
Written by Nikki Tate
Orca Book Publishers

Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate
Written by Etta Kaner
Illustrated by David Anderson
Owlkids Books

Half-Truths & Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying
Written by Kira Vermond
Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
Owlkids Books

Haunted Canada 6: More Terrifying True Stories
Written by Joel A. Sutherland
Scholastic Canada

National Geographic Kids Everything Space
Written by Helaine Becker and Brendan Mullan
National Geographic Children's Books

Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure: A Journey Through Physics
Written by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newmanand
Illustrated by Ben Newman
Flying Eye Books

Safety Stars: Players Who Fought to Make the Hard-Hitting Game of Professional Hockey Safer
Written by Sue Irwin

Water Wow!: an Infographic Exploration
Written by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer
Illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
Annick Press

Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo
Written by Helaine Becker
Owlkids Books

Remaining nominees will be listed here:

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