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2012 Forest of Reading Winners

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 7 to 18
  • Grade: 2 to 9
tagged: 2012 forest of reading
Celebrating the best in Canadian children's literature.

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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Dušan Petričić
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

In these three imaginative stories, Jan Andrews introduces us to Quebec's traditional folktale hero, Ti-Jean. …

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Half Brother

by Kenneth Oppel
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 9
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When Ben Tomlin’s mother brings home his “new baby brother,” an eight-day-old chimpanzee, Ben is far from thrilled. His father, a renowned behavioural scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to Victoria, B.C., so he can pursue a high-profile experiment -- to determine whether chimpanzees can learn human s …

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Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

by Catherine Rondina, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: curiosities & wonders, boys & men

True or false: “Eating too much sugar will make you hyper.” How about, “If you go outside with wet hair, you'll catch a cold.” Or, “A mother bird will reject her babies if they have been touched by humans.” Each of these “facts” that we've all heard before are actually false, and the real story behind each one is clearly told here i …

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Book Of Awesome, The

Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and OtherSimple, Brilliant Things

by Neil Pasricha
edition: Hardcover
tagged: happiness, essays