Thursday 17 October 2019

Yellow Cedar, Red Maple and White Pine: 2020 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles

Here are this year's nominated titles for the 2020 Yellow Cedar, Red Maple and White Pine Awards of the Forest of Reading. (n.b. The new Yellow Cedar is a list of non-fiction titles for Grades 4-8, essentially non-fiction for Silver Birch and Red Maple readers.)

(A full description of all programs is available at



Be Prepared! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything
Written by Frankie MacDonald & Sarah Sawler
Nimbus Publishing Limited

The Superpower Field Guide to Beavers
Written By Rachel Poliquin
Illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
Written by Galadriel Watson
Illustrated by Cornelia Li
Annick Press

Follow Your Stuff: What Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get To You?
Written by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka
llustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Annick Press 

Hayley Wickenheiser: Amazing Hockey Stories
Written by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Illustrated by D. A. Bishop
Scholastic Canada

Highrise: The Towers in the World and The World in the Towers
Written by Katerina Cizek
Adapted by Kristy Woudstra
Firefly Books

Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans
Written by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Alex Ries
Kids Can Press

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History
Written by Allison Matthews-David and Serah-Marie McMahon
Illustrated by Gillian Wilson
Owlkids Books

My River: Cleaning Up the LaHave River
Written by Stella Bowles and Anne Laurel Carter
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Reviewed here

Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family
Written by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press
Reviewed here


Call of the Wraith (The Blackthorn Key, Book 4)
Written by Kevin Sands

Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova
Yen Press

A Grain of Rice
Written by Nhung Tran-Davies
Tradewind Books

In the Key of Nira Ghani
Written by Natasha Deen
Running Kids Press

The Light Between Worlds
Written by Laura E. Weymouth

No Fixed Address
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

Written by Kyo Maclear, Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiller
Groundwood Books
Reviewed here

Written by Pam Withers
Dundurn Press

Surviving the City
Written by Tasha Spillet
Illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Highwater Press
Reviewed here

The Unteachables
Written by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada
Reviewed here


All Our Broken Pieces
Written by L.D. Crichton

Written by Wendy Phillips
Coteau Books

The Beauty of the Moment
Written by Tanaz Bhathena
Penguin Random House Canada
Reviewed here

Comics Will Break Your Heart
Written by Faith Erin Hicks
Roaring Book Press

Crown of Feathers
Written by Nicki Pau Preto
Simon & Schuster

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Written by Ben Philippe
HarperCollins Canada

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Written by Sabina Khan
Scholastic Press
Reviewed here

Written by Courtney Summers
Wednesday Books/Raincoast Books
Reviewed here

Synchro Boy
Written by Shannon McFerran
Arsenal Pulp Press

We Contain Multitudes 
Written by Sarah Henstra
Penguin Teen Canada
Reviewed here

Nominees for the other programs can be linked from below:

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