Announcing 2018 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award Winners!

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 following awards were presented today at the Toronto Festival of Trees, a “rock star concert for authors” hosted at the Harbourfront Centre.


The 2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner The 2018 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award Winner The 2018 Silver Birch Express Award Winner
From Ant to Eagle
Alex Lyttle
(Central Avenue Publishing)
Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History
Elizabeth MacLeod
(Annick Press)
Smiley: A Journey of Love
Joanne George
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited)
Gordon Korman
(Scholastic Canada Ltd.)Brave
Svetlana Chmakova
(Yen Press)
Monster Science: Could Monsters Survive (and Thrive!) in the Real World
Helaine Becker &
Phil McAndrew
(Kids Can Press)Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
Mary Beth Leatherdale & Eleanor Shakespeare
(Annick Press)
I Am Not a Number
Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer & Gillian Newland
(Second Story Press)Heartwood Hotel 01: A True Home
Kallie George & Stephanie Graegin
(HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)


Three more awards will be presented on Thursday
at the French Festival of Trees!

Happy Reading!

From the Folks at the Forest of Reading