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2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

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The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

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Birdie

by Tracey Lindberg
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback Hardcover
tagged: literary, native american & aboriginal

A CBC Best Book of 2015

A National Post Best Book of the Year

A CBC Writers to Watch 2015 Selection

Finalist for CBC Canada Reads 2016

Finalist for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Finalist for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Finalist for the Evergreen Award

“Twisting, darkly funny, heartbreaking, some …

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Lucky Jonah

by Richard Scrimger
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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What if you could escape your life with just one click?

Bullied by his brother and living in the shadow of his athletic best friend, Jonah is crippled by self-loathing and insecurity. Then a mysterious stranger hands him a disposable camera with the power to transport him into someone else’s body—and someone else’s life. But with a limited num …

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Harry and Walter

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, friendship

Best Friends Forever.

Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn’t stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to go next door to play games with Walter and draw pictures together. And when the snow falls, Walter clears a path to Harry’s house so that they can visit every day.

But one day, a Fo …

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Flickers

by Arthur Slade
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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It begins with a scream…

Far from the isolated prairie ranch where they were born, orphaned twins Isabelle and Beatrice Thorn are living a glamorous 1920s Hollywood life as wards of Mr. Cecil, a mysterious and influential director. Isabelle is a silent film starlet, destined for greatness in the very first talking picture—a horror flick that wil …

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Worlds Of Ink And Shadow

by Lena Coakley
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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#1 Canadian bestseller!

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glitteri …

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OCDaniel

by Wesley King
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, science fiction

EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY
BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER

“Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel’s point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, and always rewarding.” —Booklist (starred review)

From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from …

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MiNRS

by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: pirates, science & technology

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.”

In space. Underground. And out of time.
Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mini …

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That Lonely Section of Hell

The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away

by Lorimer Shenher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: serial killers, law enforcement, prostitution & sex trade

In this searing personal account, ex-police detective Lori Shenher (who transitioned to male in 2015, and is now known as Lorimer) describes his role in Vancouver's infamous Missing Women Investigation and unflinchingly reveals his years-long struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of working on the case. From his first assignment, …