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Forest of Reading 2020

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: ola, kids books, award nominees
Congratulations to all the nominees for this program, administered by the Ontario Library Association.

Showing 9-16 of 52 books

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Crown of Feathers

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: epic, siblings

“Absolutely unforgettable.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
“A beautifully told story about justice, sisterhood, and warrior women.” —Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
“Epic in the truest sense.” —Quill and Quire
An Ember in the Ashes meets Three …

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The Unteachables

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: school & education, friendship, humorous stories

 

Is this classroom of outcasts really incorrigible, or just misunderstood?

 

In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story the story of Greenwich Middle School’s class SCS-8, a.k.a The Self-Contained Special Eighth Grade Class, a.ka. the Unteachables!

The Unteachables are a medley of …

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Wicked Nix

by Lena Coakley
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: protecting the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans.

When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix’s skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But wh …

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Light a Candle

by Godfrey Nkongolo & Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: boys & men, africa, adolescence

In the northeast of what is now the country of Tanzania sits Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. At the base of the mountain live the Chagga people, known throughout the region as the caretakers of the mountain.

Co-written by Eric Walters and Godfrey Nkongolo, Light a Candle weaves nonfiction with fiction to tell the story of a boy co …

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Call of the Wraith

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this fourth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked in Devonshire, he wakes up alone, his memories gone. Villagers tell him he was possessed by an unseen evil, and only became conscious af …

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Highrise

The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers

by Katerina Cizek, adapted by Kristy Woudstra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sociology, architecture

Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises and the people who live inside them.

From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect …

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Mustafa

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, emotions & feelings, friendship, new experience

Boston Globe, Best 2018 Books for Children
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award Finalist

Mustafa and his family traveled a long way to reach their new home. Some nights Mustafa dreams about the country he used to live in, and he wakes up not knowing where he is. Then his mother takes him out to the balcony to see the moon — the same moon as in …

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Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: bears, military & wars

From the creative team behind the bestselling Finding Winnie, winner of the Caldecott Medal, comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world’s most beloved bear

Here is a heartwarming reimagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Follow Winnie’s war adventure—from …