High interest, low reading level fiction to engage struggling and reluctant middle grade readers. Fast-paced, realistic stories written by Canadian authors and featuring diverse characters and settings across Canada.
The White Pine Award is a part of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading®. The White Pine program offers high school-aged teens at all grade levels the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction.
Looks like a great selection of nominees this year.
Here's a great list of middle grade fiction, by Anna Humphrey, whose latest book is Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz
When it comes to middle grade fiction, silliness is a serious business. After all, kids in this age group are just beginning to delve into chapter books independently, and if there’s a more sure-fire way to make them readers for life than to get them laughing, I don’t have the first clue what it might be.
Our nation’s middle grade writers are masters in the art of mixing big laughs with huge heart, then punctuating it with the occasional perfectly-timed fart joke, and I’m thrilled to share just a few of my recent favourite, funny Canadian middle grade titles.