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2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged ola, forest of reading

The Artist and Me

by (author) Shane Peacock
illustrated by Sophie Casson

The Good Little Book

by (author) Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Marion Arbona

Harry and Walter

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Qin Leng

If I Had a Gryphon

by (author) Vikki VanSickle
illustrated by Cale Atkinson


by (author) Maureen Fergus
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

The Night Gardener

with audio recording

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan


by (author) Hazel Hutchins
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

by (author) Danielle Daniel

Stanley at School

by (author) Linda Bailey
illustrated by Bill Slavin

The Wolf-Birds

by (author) Willow Dawson

The Blackthorn Key

by (author) Kevin Sands

Everyday Hero

by (author) Kathleen Cherry

Heart of a Champion

by (author) Ellen Schwartz

The Nameless City

by (author) Faith Erin Hicks
contributions by Jordie Bellaire

The Nest

by (author) Kenneth Oppel
illustrated by Jon Klassen


by (author) Wesley King

A Pocket Full of Murder

by (author) R.J. Anderson

Seven Dead Pirates

by (author) Linda Bailey

Animal Hospital

Rescuing Urban Wildlife

by (author) Julia Coey

Deep Roots

How Trees Sustain Our Planet

by (author) Nikki Tate

Friend or Foe

The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate

by (author) Etta Kaner
illustrated by David Anderson

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies

An Honest Look at Lying

by (author) Kira Vermond & Clayton Hanmer

Haunted Canada 6

More Terrifying True Stories

by (author) Joel A. Sutherland

Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure

by (author) Dominic Walliman
illustrated by Ben Newman

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