TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) – The votes are in! Over 250,000 children have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time. The awards were presented on May 12 and 13 at the Toronto Festival of Trees, a “rock star concert for authors” hosted at the Harbourfront Centre.
2015 FOREST OF READING WINNERS:
The 2015 Blue Spruce Award™ Winner: The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Mike Lowery
The 2015 Silver Birch Express Award® Winner: Kung Pow Chicken #1: Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko
The 2015 Silver Birch Fiction Award® Winner: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The 2015 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award® Winner: Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer by Annaleise Carr, Deborah Ellis
The 2015 Red Maple Fiction Award™ Winner: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
The 2015 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award™ Winner: The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato
The 2015 White Pine Award™ Winner: Rush by Eve Silver
Lauréat du Prix Tamarac 2015: La plus grosse poutine du monde by Andrée Poulin
Lauréat du Prix Tamarac Express 2015: Guiby – Une odeur de soufre by Sampar
Lauréat du Prix Peuplier 2015: Le voleur de couche by Nadia Sévigny, AnneMarie Bourgeois
Every October, the Forest of Reading releases a nominated list of titles for each Forest of Reading award category. Children read the titles through their school library, public library, or on their own, and vote on their favourite titles in April. Through this unique program, children are inspired to read for the love it and are given the power to choose the best authors for their age group.
Congratulations to all our award recipients! To view a full list of the winners and honourable mentions, please visit www.accessola.com/forest.