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Here are the 2020 Forest of Reading Award Winners!

The votes are in! Over 270,000 readers have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators. These awards were presented today at the online Forest of Reading Festival, streamed on Curio in partnership with CBC Books.



The 2020 Blue Spruce Award™ Winner

That’s Not Hockey by Andrée Poulin and illustrated by Félix Girard (Annick Press)

Honour Book #1:

Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker and Orbie

Honour Book #2:

Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus and Elina Ellis

The 2020 Silver Birch Express Award® Winner

Megabat by Anna Humphrey and illustrated by Kass Reich (Tundra Books)

Honour Book #1:

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk

Honour Book #2:

The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

The 2020 Silver Birch Fiction Award® Winner

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks)

Honour Book #1:

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Honour Book #2:

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

The 2020 Yellow Cedar Award Winner

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

Honour Book #1:

Beavers by Rachel Poliquin and Nicholas John Frith

Honour Book #2:

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History by Serah-Marie McMahon, Alison Matthews-David, and Gillian Wilson

The 2020 Red Maple Award™ Winner

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books)

Honour Book #1:

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

Honour Book #2:

In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen

The 2020 White Pine Award™

Sadie by Courtney Summers (St. Martin’s Press)

Honour Book #1:

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Honour Book #2:

All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton

The French Awards will be presented Thursday online! 

Happy Reading!

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