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Forest of Reading® at Your Library

If you are in high school and like to read, you should know about Forest of Reading®.  The Red Maple™ and White Pine™ Awards are awarded annually by the Ontario Library Association to the best tween and teen books of the year and guess what...YOU decide the winners!

To check out the nominated titles, click the buttons below:

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Each of these programs has a featured blog page where you can find out more about each title and share your thoughts and ideas about the books that you've read.

Click one of the links below to access our Forest of Reading® Blogs:

Red Maple™ Fiction Award Blog – Grades 7-8 Reading Level

Red Maple™ Nonfiction Award Blog – Grades 7-8 Reading Level

White Pine™ Award Blog - Grades 9-12 Reading Level

Read at least 5 of the nominated titles and you can vote online for your favourite. Participants will be able to cast their votes on our website between April 18 and 28. Voting results from the Library will be sent to the Ontario Library Association for the official voting.

London Public Library and the Forest of Reading®

The Library supports all of the Forest of Reading® programs by purchasing the nominated titles.

For a list of nominated titles available at your library, click one of the buttons below:

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ALSO for students whose classes do NOT participate in the Forest of Reading® or for those who are home-schooled, you can participate online through the Library’s website for the Silver Birch®, Silver Birch Express®, and Red Maple™ Programs.

2011 Charles Taylor Prize

The shortlist has been announced for the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction:

1.  On the Farm : Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women / Stevie Cameron

Forest of Reading Votes are in...

Children from across Ontario have voted and the results are in!

Which nominated book gets your vote for the White Pine Book Award?

You only have one week left read to read at least 5 of the 10 White Pine Award nominees to vote for your favorite new teen Canadian novel!  You can vote online from April 12 to April 22nd.  To find out more, check out our White Pine webpage here. 

Our London Public Library Teen Annex White Pine Blog features exciting reviews of all 10 titles -- read this awesome blog to find out which titles appeals to you! 

And then vote to make your voice heard along with many other teens across Ontario!

Wondrous Strange
0% (0 votes)
the uninvited
23% (3 votes)
Sister Wife
8% (1 vote)
The Perfect Cut
0% (0 votes)
Mostly Happy
23% (3 votes)
The Landing
8% (1 vote)
Half World
8% (1 vote)
Getting the Girl
8% (1 vote)
cracked up to be
15% (2 votes)
The book of michael
8% (1 vote)
Total votes: 13