Winners of the 2012 Forest of Reading Awards Announced

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Forest of Reading

At the Forest of Reading Festival of Trees (May 15th and 16th), the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and Authors at Harbourfront Centre announced the winners of the 2012 Forest of Reading Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

For the first time ever, the incredibly popular children's festival (over 8000 readers flock to the festival each year) will be going on the road, stopping in Thunder Bay and Ottawa. Read about the Festival of Trees on tour on Open Book: Ontario.

Forest of Reading Award Winners

Blue Spruce™ Award (Kindergarten–Grade 2)
Rebecca Bender, Giraffe and Bird (Dancing Cat Books)

Silver Birch® Express Award (Grade 3–4)
Jan Andrews and Dušan Petričić, When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean (Groundwood Books)

Silver Birch® Fiction Award (Grade 4–6)
David Skuy, Undergrounders (Scholastic Canada)

Silver Birch® Non-Fiction Award (Grade 4–6)
Catherine Rondina and Kevin Sylvester Don’t Touch That Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You (Kids Can Press)

Red Maple™ Award (Grade 7–8)
Kenneth Oppel, Half Brother (Harper Trophy Canada)

White Pine™ Fiction Award (Grade 9–12)
Kelley Armstrong, The Gathering (Doubleday Canada)

White Pine™ Non-Fiction Award (Grade 9–12)
Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome (Penguin Canada)

Le Prix Tamarac (Grade 4–6; French-language)
Sylvie Marcoux, Secrets de Famille (Éditions du phoenix)

Le Prix Tamarac Express (Grade 4–6; French-language)
Karine Gottot and Maxim Cyr, Les Dragouilles: Les Rouges de Tokyo (Michel Quintin)

For more information, please visit accessola.com/forest

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