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Forest of Reading®, K to 6 Programs

Sponsored annually by the Ontario Library Association, the Red Maple Award reading program is geared to readers in Grade 7 and 8. Ten novels are nominated each year and ten non-fiction are selected every second year.

PJ Education Librarian

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Brenda Reed
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Subjects: Education

2023 Forest of Reading Nominees Have Been Announced!

The Queen's Education Library supports Ontario's Forest of Reading® by purchasing all K-12 nominated titles each year and supporting classes that read Forest books and prepare Forest classroom activities.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Forest Winners!

Blue Spruce Award Winner
Peggy Collins for Harley the Hero

Silver Birch Express Award Winner
Mike White for Mellybean and the Giant Monster

Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner
Iain Lawrence for Deadman's Castle

Yellow Cedar Award Winner
Les Stroud , Andrew P. Barr, & Laura Bombier for Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman

Red Maple Award Winner
Eric Walters for The King of Jam Sandwiches

White Pine Award Winner
Kate McLaughlin for What Unbreakable Looks Like

Le prix Peuplier
Anne Renaud & Elodie Duhameau for Albertine Petit-Brindamour deteste les choux Bruxelles

Le prix Mélèze
Jonathan Bécotte & Sabrina Gendron for Honey et Ketchup

Le prix Tamarac
Karine Lambert for Cabane sinistre

Queen's Researchers Focus on the Forest

McConnel, J., & de Leon, C. (2020). The brightest part of the Forest: A grit analysis of an Ontario children’s book awardLanguage & Literacy 22(2). 

Printable Forest of Reading® Booklists