This year’s Forest of Reading, Festival of Trees was a major success! The CCBC was lucky enough to attend the second day of the festival and we had a blast spending the day surrounded by thousands of kids who really really really love books! The energy at the festival was difficult to top and there were so many things to see and do: LEGO, pond activities, book signings, tattoos, crafts, performances, games, a photo booth, and a Junior Librarian Training Camp. There were even dogs!
Winners of the 2018 Forest of Reading
White Pine Award Winner: Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman
Red Maple Fiction Winner: The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle
Blue Spruce Award Winner: Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating & illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns and Jess Keating
Silver Birch Non-Fiction Winner: Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History by Elizabeth MacLeod
Silver Birch Fiction Winner: From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle
Silver Birch Express Winner: Smiley: A Journey of Love by Joanne George