Congratulations to all our authors and illustrators with books nominated for the 2021 Forest of Reading awards!
The full list of nominees can be viewed here.
The Forest of Reading program is organized by the Ontario Library Association, and the winners will be revealed in spring 2021.
Blue Spruce Award finalist:
Canadian books for readers in kindergarten to Grade 2
- Grandmother School by Rina Singh, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
Silver Birch Express Award finalists:
Canadian books for readers in Grades 3-4
- Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua
- The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith, illustrated by Rachel Wada
Yellow Cedar Award finalists:
Canadian books for readers in Grades 4-8
- Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat by Isabelle Groc
- One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet by Anuradha Rao
- Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane