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2023 Forest of Reading Nominees

Part of the Ontario Library Association's amazing program, coming your way in 2023 and celebrating some of the best books for young readers.

by Kerry Clare

Arab Fairy Tale Feasts

A Literary Cookbook

by (author) Karim Alrawi
illustrated by Nahid Kazemi
contributions by Sobhi Zobaidi & Tamam Zobaidi

Can You Believe It?

How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts

by (author) Joyce Grant
illustrated by Kathleen Marcotte

Fred & Marjorie

A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

by (author) Deborah Kerbel
illustrated by Angela Poon

Growing Up Trans

In Our Own Words

edited by Lindsay Herriot & Kate Fry

The Hanmoji Handbook

Your Guide to the Chinese Language Through Emoji

illustrated by Jason Li
by (author) An Xiao Mina & Jennifer 8. Lee

Science of Song, The

How and Why We Make Music

by (author) Alan Cross, Emme Cross & Nicole Mortillaro
illustrated by Carl Wiens

Sky Wolf's Call

The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge

by (author) Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger


The Surprising Science of Sleep

by (author) Tanya Lloyd Kyi
illustrated by Valéry Goulet

The Witness Blanket

Truth, Art and Reconciliation

by (author) Carey Newman & Kirstie Hudson

Eight Days

by (author) Teresa Toten

On the Line

by (author) Eric Walters & Paul Coccia

The Ribbon Leaf

by (author) Lori Weber

Sorry For Your Loss

by (author) Joanne Levy

Children of the Fox

Thieves of Shadow, Book One

by (author) Kevin Sands

Under the Iron Bridge

by (author) Kathy Kacer

Walking in Two Worlds

by (author) Wab Kinew

Decoding Dot Grey

by (author) Nicola Davison

I Am Not Starfire

by (author) Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Yoshi Yoshitani

Iron Widow

by (author) Xiran Jay Zhao

A Magic Steeped in Poison

by (author) Judy I. Lin

River Mermaid

by (author) Christy Goerzen

Twice as Perfect

by (author) Louisa Onomé

Wrong Side of the Court

by (author) H.N. Khan

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