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Forest of Reading

Forest of Reading

The Forest of Reading is Canada's largest recreation reading program! It helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and more than 250,000 participate annually from their school or public library.  The Ontario Library Association offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. 

The 2015 Forest of Reading Award Winners are:

White Pine Review: Witchlanders

Book Cover ImageIn Witchlanders by Lena Coakley,  Ryder and his mother have always laughed at those who believe in the prophecies she would read for them but things have changed since his father's death.  His mother, who left the witch coven where she grew up long ago, has been taking her readings more seriously and she warns of

Blue Spruce Review: You Are Stardust

cover of book entitled You Are StardustDid you ever find pictures in a book that you couldn't stop looking at? You Are Stardust has amazing pictures that will make you want to create your own art! 

Silver Birch Express Review: Loon

Loon / Susan Vande Griek ; pictures by Karen ReczuchLoon tells the true to life journey of two loon chicks starting out in their water weed nest on a warm summer day to the following spring that promises brand new, exciting adventures now that they are grown.

Blue Spruce Review: Kate and Pippin; An Unlikely Love Story

What happens when you mix an ophaned fawn with a professional photographer and her dog? The result is an amazing friendship that would be difficult to believe if there weren't photographs to tell the story. The animals in Kate and Pippin; an Unlikely Love Story show us the importance of friendship regardless

Silver Birch Fiction Book Review: Making Bombs for Hitler

Lida and her little sister are taken by the Nazis to Germany. Lida rides a packed train with other children and teens to a work camp. Lida must survive, despite little food, one set of clothes, and mistreatment from the Nazis. She keeps her hope by making friends and planning for the day when she'll see her sister again. Will she make it through the war? Will she ever see her homeland again?

Blue Spruce Review: Jojo the Giant

Jojo the GiantThis is a great story for small people everywhere! Jojo lives with his Mom in an apartment over a deli. He doesn't feel ten feet tall when he looks in the mirror, and the bullies in his neighbourhood sure don't let him forget it. Does he have any chance of winning the "Rocket Racers" race?