Thursday 15 October 2020

2021 Forest of Reading® nominees: Yellow Cedar, Red Maple™, White Pine™

Here is the second listing of nominated titles for the 2021 Forest of Reading which includes:
  • Blue Spruce: JK-Grade 2, picture books
  • Silver Birch Express: Grades 3-4, fiction and non-fiction
  • Silver Birch Fiction: Grades 3-6, fiction
  • Yellow Cedar: Grades 4-8, non-fiction
  • Red Maple: Grades 7-8, fiction
  • White Pine: Grades 9-12, fiction
  • Le prix Peuplier: French-language picture books, less text, simpler subject matters, perfect for read-alouds
  • Le prix Mélèze: shorter French-language chapter books with maximum 100 pages or more mature picture books, larger text with pictures, simpler vocabulary and verb tenses
  • Le prix Tamarac: French-language chapter books from 100 to 250 pages, smaller text with little or no illustrations, more complicated verb tenses and vocabulary
This posts includes the nominees for the Yellow Cedar, Red Maple and White Pine Awards. Links for the other six reading programs follow.



The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World’s Largest Land Biome

Written by L. E. Carmichael
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
Kids Can Press
An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Black Holes, Dwarf Planets, Aliens, and More
Written by Bob McDonald
Simon & Schuster Canada
Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat
Written by Isabelle Groc
Orca Book Publishers
Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight
Written by Susan Vande Griek
Illustrated by Mark Hoffmann
Kids Can Press 

It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad

One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet
Written by Anuradha Rao
Orca Book Publishers

Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance
Written by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane
Orca Book Publishers

Science Comics: Crows, Genius Birds
Written and Illustrated by Kyla Vanderklugt
First Second

Trending: How and Why Stuff Gets Popular
Written by Kira Vermond
Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
Owlkids Books

Under Pressure: The Science of Stress
Written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
Kids Can Press


Written by Kenneth Oppel
Reviewed here

Broken Strings
Written by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer
Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

Dragon Assassin
Written by Arthur Slade
Scholastic Canada

If I Go Missing
Written by Brianna Jonnie with Nahanni Shingoose
Illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
James Lorimer & Company 

The Other Side
Written by Heather Camlot
Red Deer Press

The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell
Written by Valerie Sherrard

Safe Harbour
Written by Christina Kilbourne 

Sara and the Search for Normal
Written by Wesley King
Paula Wiseman Books

A Treason of Thorns
Written by Laura E. Weymouth

Yara’s Spring
Written by Jamal Saeed and Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press


Break in Case of Emergency
Written by Brian Francis
HarperCollins Canada

Charming As A Verb
Written by Ben Philippe 

Fan the Fame
Written by Anna Priemaza

Frying Plantain
Written by Zalika Reid-Benta
House of Anansi

He Must Like You
Written by Danielle Young-Ullman
Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

Hunted by the Sky
Written by Tanaz Bhathena
Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
Written by Mariko Tamaki, Illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Groundwood Books

Like a Love Story
Written by Abdi Nazemian 

The Starlight Claim
Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

You Don’t Have To Die in the End
Written by Anita Daher
Yellow Dog

Nominees for the other programs can be linked to from below:

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