2009 Forest of Reading Winners Announced

The winners of the 2009 Forest of Reading Awards were announced at an event held at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre on May 13 and 14. The winner and honour books are listed below.

Blue Spruce Award
Kindergarten to Grade 2

WINNER

Chester
Written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press

HONOUR BOOKS

Such a Prince
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by John Manders
Clarion Books

Stanley at Sea
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press

Silver Birch Award
Express, Grades 3 to 4, Fiction/Non-Fiction, Grades 4 to 6

WINNER

Express

Dear Sylvia
Written by Alan Cumyn
Groundwood Books

Fiction

The Third Eye
Written by Mahtab Narsimhan
Dundurn Press

Non-Fiction

Gold Medal for Weird
Written by Kevin Sylvester
Kids Can Press

HONOUR BOOKS

Express

Feather Brain
Written by Maureen Bush
Orca Book Publishers

Boy in Motion: Rick Hansen’s Story
Written by Ainslie Manson
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Greystone Books

Fiction

Swindle
Written by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada

Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Tundra Books

Non-Fiction

Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn’t Know About Food
Written by Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod
Scholastic Canada

Brave Deeds: How One Family Saved Many
Written by Ann Alma
Groundwood Books

Red Maple Award
Grades 7 to 8

WINNER

Fiction

Out of the Cold
Written by Norah McClintock
Scholastic Canada

Non-Fiction

Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of the Ten Sovereigns
Written by Elizabeth MacLeod
Annick Press

HONOUR BOOKS

Fiction

Egghead
Written by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press

Frost
Written by Nicole Luiken
Great Plains Publications

Non-Fiction

SOS: Stories of Survival
Written by Ed Butts
Tundra Books

Fire on the Water
Written by Wendy Lewis
James Lorimer & Company

White Pine Award
Grades 9 to 12

WINNER

Little Brother
Written by Cory Doctorow
Tor Books

HONOUR BOOKS

After River
Written by Donna Milner
HarperCollins Canada

Gravity Journal
Written by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Great Plains Publications

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Scriver, OLA Program Coordinator
Tel: 416 899-4935
abraun@accessola.com