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2016 Forest of Reading Award Winners

Created by kileyturner
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: Children's books, libraries, awards
These are the winners for the various sub-awards under the OLA's Forest of Reading program.

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The Dogs

by Allan Stratton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic


Now in paperbackthe internationally acclaimed psychological thriller from Governor General’s Award nominee Allan Stratton.

Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them—or at least that’s what Cameron’s been told.

When they settle into an isolated farmhouse, Cameron soon finds himself embroiled in th …


Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories

by Joel A. Sutherland
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: curiosities & wonders

Don't turn out the lights! Joel Sutherland returns for the frightful fifth installment of the Haunted Canada series.

The organ at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City plays by itself, and Queen Elizabeth II reportedly saw a mysterious figure on the balcony during her visit in 1964 . . .

Late at night, after Vancouver's Old Spaghetti Facto …


The End of the Line

by Sharon E. McKay
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: holocaust

Ordinary citizens risk everything to save a young Jewish girl in wartime Holland.

Five-year-old Beatrix looks on in horror as the soldier forces her mother off the tram. It is 1942 in Amsterdam, and everyone knows what happens to Jews who are taken away by the Nazis. The soldier turns his attention to Beatrix, when suddenly, the ticket-taker, Lars G …


If Kids Ruled the World

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by David Huyck
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, humorous stories

This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, “If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, 'Don't forget to eat your birthday cake …