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2020 Forest of Reading Winners

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  • Age: 5 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
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The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the digital Forest of Reading Festival, in partnership with CBC Books. Learn more at http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/Forest_of_Reading/OLA/Forest_of_Reading/Forest_of_Reading.aspx

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Megabat

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: chapter books, friendship, nocturnal

A sweet and hilarious chapter book about a boy and a bat, two unlikely friends who bond over loneliness, jellyrolls and Darth Vader.

Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It's big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it's haunted . . . or is it?

Megabat was just napping on a papaya one day when he was stuffed in a box …

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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, multigenerational, modern, new experience, emigration & immigration

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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No Fixed Address

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: homelessness & poverty, humorous stories

From beloved Governor General Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a touching and funny middle-grade story about family, friendship and growing up when you're one step away from homelessness.

Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a j …

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The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

by Julia Nobel
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

The first in an exciting new mystery series, this suspenseful debut brings readers on a journey filled with secrets, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

With a dad who disappeared years ago and a mother who's a bit too busy to parent, Emmy is shipped off to Wellsworth, a prestigious boarding school in England, where she's sure she won't fit in.

Bu …

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That's Not Hockey!

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Félix Girard
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: hockey

 

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

 

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin pads are made out of potato sacks and wooden slats. But that’s not going to stop him. He loves the game.

 

Jacques is drafted by the Montreal Can …