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Forest of Reading® Award Programs

Forest of Reading® Award Programs

.....where the CHILDREN pick the WINNER!

Forest of Reading VOTING DAY is Friday April 21st!  

Will YOU be ready to vote?

Get involved January through April in the largest recreational reading program in the Province!  

Read a minimum of 5 books from a selected list within your age group to be eligible to vote for your favourite Canadian book

APRIL (TBD) is the OFFICIAL Forest® Voting day for school-aged programs 

Check out the 2017 nominees at the Forest of Reading's FACEBOOK PAGE  or on the official WEBSITE

JK - Grade 2

The Blue Spruce™ Award program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to Ontario children ages 4 to 7 in kindergarten through to grade two.
This program promotes reading for enjoyment and begins to develop the reader’s skill in evaluating a picture book based on story, text and pictures.

Grade 3, 4, 5 & 6

The Silver Birch® Award is comprised of three separate lists of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and an Express list that is made up of both Fiction and Non-Fiction, geared to the more reluctant reader.
The Silver Birch® program is meant for readers aged 8 to 12, from Grades 3-6, with the Express list focusing on the lower grade level and the Fiction and Non-Fiction focusing on the Grade 5 and 6 readers.

Grade 7 & 8

The Red Maple™ Award reading program is offered for the enjoyment of students in Grades 7 and 8, ages 12 to 13. This program includes a Fiction list every year and every other year Red Maple also offers a Non-Fiction list. This year Red Maple™ has a Fiction & Non-Fiction list.
This program aims to get readers engaging in conversation around the books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.