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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Forest of Reading Awards!

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the digital Forest of Reading Festival, a one-day, free event, in partnership with CBC Books.

The 2020 Forest of Reading Award Winners are:

Blue Spruce Award™ Winner: That’s Not Hockey by Andrée Poulin and illustrated by Félix Girard (Annick Press)

Silver Birch Express Award® Winner: Megabat by Anna Humphrey and illustrated by Kass Reich (Tundra Books)

Silver Birch Fiction Award® Winner: The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks)

Yellow Cedar Award: Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Pajama Press)

Red Maple Award™ Winner: No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books)

White Pine Award™ Winner: Sadie by Courtney Summers (St. Martin's Press)

Le prix Peuplier : La corde à linge, Orbie (Les 400 coups)

Le prix Mélèze : Aventurosaure 01: Le réveil de Rex, Julien Paré-Sorel (Presses Aventure)

Le prix Tamarac : Vingt-cinq moins un, Geneviève Piché (Éditions Québec Amérique)

Please click here to read the English press release, and here to read the French press release.

We are excited to announce this year's summer reading lists as chosen by the Forest of Reading's Kid Committee (Silver Birch and Red Maple) and Teen Committee (White Pine). Go to the Forest of Reading Kid & Teen Committees website for the lists and more information.


During the current shutdown due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Library Association is now giving free access to all the resources for the Forest of Reading program; materials that you would normally have to register to access. This includes information on where to access online reading of this years’s nominees. All this and more can be found at the OLA’s Forest of Reading site.