Forest of Reading
(JK - Grade 2 picture books)
The Blue Spruce™ Award program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children between the ages of 4 and 7 (junior kindergarten to grade two). For many children, this is their first introduction to the world of books. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and begins to develop a child’s skill in evaluating a picture book based on story, text and pictures.
for the 2018 Blue Spruce Nominees
Silver Birch / Silver Birch Express
(Grades 3-6 fiction, non-fiction)
The Silver Birch® Award is comprised of three separate lists: Fiction, Non-fiction and Express. Our Express list is made up of both Fiction and Non-Fiction titles, and is geared to the beginning and/or more reluctant reader. The Silver Birch® program is meant for readers aged 8 to 12, (grades 3-6,) with the Express list (see below) typically suited to readers in grade 3 and 4.
for the 2018 Silver Birch Express Nominees
for the 2018 Silver Birch Fiction Nominees
for the 2018 Silver Birch Non-fiction Nominees
(Grades 7-8 fiction, non-fiction every other year)
The Red Maple™ Award reading program is offered for the enjoyment of students ages 12 to 13, in Grades 7 and 8. This program includes a Fiction list every year and every other year Red Maple also offers a Non-Fiction list. This program aims to get readers engaging in conversation around the books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.
for the 2018 Red Maple Fiction Nominees