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2013 Forest of Reading Winners

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Announced May 16 in Toronto at the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Event.

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Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs 

by Rob Laidlaw
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: animal welfare, dogs, pets

The goal of a puppy mill is to produce the maximum number of puppies in the cheapest way possible. That's why expensive items - proper housing, care, food, and medical attention - are ignored. Dogs have been loyal to Humankind for thousands of years. We cherish them as companions, groom them as show dogs and depend on them as working partners. But …


Margaret and the Moth Tree

by Kari Trogen & Brit Trogen
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: school & education

Lemony Snicket meets Charlotte's Web in this spellbinding story about a quiet, brown-haired orphan named Margaret trapped in a dreadful orphanage run by the sinister, beautiful Miss Switch. After an unsuccessful attempt to alert authorities to Miss Switch's tyranny, Margaret is forced to endure a life of complete silence. But the new state of affai …


Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death

The story of Steven Truscott

edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, social activists

At fourteen, Steve Truscott was a typical teenager in rural Ontario in the fifties, mainly concerned about going fishing, playing football, and racing bikes with his friends. One summer evening, his twelve-year-old classmate, Lynne Harper, asked for a lift to the nearby highway on his bicycle and Steve agreed. Unfortunately, that made Steve the las …


Making Bombs for Hitler

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: military & wars


In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany.

In Stolen Child, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch introduced readers to Larissa, a victim of Hitler's largely unknown Lebensborn program. In this companion novel, readers will learn the fate of Lida, her sister, who was …