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2013 Forest of Reading Winners

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 8 to 17
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: forest of reading
Announced May 16 in Toronto at the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Event.

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No Shelter Here

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 quintessential handbook for young dog advocates everywhere

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 today, millions of dogs are neglected and malnourished. And millions of other dogs are used in scientific research and for entertai …


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 …