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The Forest of Reading 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 School-Aged Forest of Reading Award Nominees! Missing from our list is BE YOU, by Peter H, Reynolds, and THE PROUDEST BLUE, by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, Illustrated by Hatem Aly (Blue Spruce); Ember and the Ice Dragons, Written by Heather Fawcett; Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer, Written and Illustrated by Gillian Goerz (Silver Birch); A Treason of Thorns, Written by Laura E. Weymouth (Red Maple); Charming As A Verb, Written by Ben Philippe; Fan the Fame, Written by Anna Priemaza; Like a Love Story, Written by Abdi Nazemian;

by Kerry Clare

Bad Dog

by (author) Mike Boldt


by (author) Kim Smith

Fast Friends

by (author) Heather M. O'Connor
illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Going Up!

by (author) Sherry J. Lee
illustrated by Charlene Chua

Grandmother School

by (author) Rina Singh
illustrated by Ellen Rooney

My Day with Gong Gong

by (author) Sennah Yee
illustrated by Elaine Chen

Salma the Syrian Chef

by (author) Danny Ramadan
illustrated by Anna Bron

The Truth About Wind

by (author) Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert
illustrated by Dusan Petricic


An Owner's Handbook

illustrated by Carolyn Fisher

Genius Jolene

by (author) Sara Cassidy
illustrated by Charlene Chua

Ghost's Journey

A Refugee Story

by (author) Robin Stevenson
illustrated by Rainer Oktovianus

The Grizzly Mother

by (author) Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson
illustrated by Natasha Donovan

A Last Goodbye

by (author) Elin Kelsey
illustrated by Soyeon Kim

Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night

by (author) Graham Annable

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden

by (author) Heather Smith
illustrated by Rachel Wada

Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game

by (author) J. Torres
illustrated by Tim Levins

Terry Fox and Me

by (author) Mary Beth Leatherdale
illustrated by Milan Pavlović

The Train

by (author) Jodie Callaghan
illustrated by Georgia Lesley

The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book One

by (author) David A. Robertson

A Boy Is Not a Bird

by (author) Edeet Ravel

Dog Driven

by (author) Terry Lynn Johnson

The Ghost Collector

by (author) Allison Mills

Harvey Comes Home

by (author) Colleen Nelson
illustrated by Tara Anderson

The Jigsaw Puzzle King

by (author) Gina McMurchy-Barber

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