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2023 Forest of Reading Nominees

Part of the Ontario Library Association's amazing program, coming your way in 2023 and celebrating some of the best books for young readers.

by Kerry Clare

Abuelita and Me

by (author) Leonarda Carranza
illustrated by Rafael Mayani

Be a Good Ancestor

by (author) Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince
illustrated by Carla Joseph

Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes

by (author) Mahak Jain
illustrated by Anu Chouhan

Friends Are Friends, Forever

by (author) Dane Liu
illustrated by Lynn Scurfield

Granny's Kitchen

A Jamaican Story of Food and Family

by (author) Sade Smith
illustrated by Ken Daley

Rodney Was a Tortoise

by (author) Nan Forler
illustrated by Yong Ling Kang

A Sky-Blue Bench

by (author) Bahram Rahman & Peggy Collins

That's Not My Name!

illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Alina in a Pinch

by (author) Shenaaz G. Nanji

Bear in the Family

by (author) Eric Walters
illustrated by Olga Barinova

Crimson Twill: Witch in the City

by (author) Kallie George
illustrated by Birgitta Sif

Pink, Blue, and You!

Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes

by (author) Elise Gravel & Mykaell Blais

Strangest Thing in the Sea, The

And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep

by (author) Rachel Poliquin
illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

Tapwe and the Magic Hat

by (author) Buffy Sainte-Marie
illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement

This Is What I've Been Told

by (artist) Juliana Armstrong

Butt Sandwich & Tree

by (author) Wesley King

Forever Birchwood

A Novel

by (author) Danielle Daniel

Living With Viola

by (author) Rosena Fung

Meranda and the Legend of the Lake

by (author) Meagan Mahoney


by (author) Catherine Egan

Stealing Home

Baseball Poems

by (author) Dwayne Brenna

The Stone Child

The Misewa Saga, Book Three

by (author) David A. Robertson

The Undercover Book List

by (author) Colleen Nelson

Amazing Athletes

An All-Star Look at Canada's Paralympians

by (author) Marie-Claude Ouellet
translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

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