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Spring into the Forest of Reading!


Spring is here! You told us in the TPL Kids polls that you can't wait to ride your bike, admire all the growing plants, and picnic in the park. 'Tis the season for birdsong, flowers, jumping in puddles... and finishing your Forest of Reading books!

Discover tons of Canadian authors and illustrators with these tree-ific reading lists! You might have different ways of choosing which books to read, at school or with your family. There are stories for a range of ages and grades. In fact, you can have fun reading all of the nominated books if you want!

Want to branch out from your usual series? Stumped about what to read next? Take a leaf out of these Forest of Reading books:

Blue Spruce Award (picture books, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2)

Silver Birch Express Award (fiction and nonfiction, Grades 3 to 4)

Silver Birch Fiction Award (fiction, Grades 3 to 6)

Yellow Cedar Award (nonfiction, Grades 5 to 8)

Red Maple Award (fiction, Grades 7 to 8)

Le prix Peuplier (French picture books)

Le prix Mélèze (French fiction and nonfiction, up to 100 pages)

Le prix Tamarac (French fiction and nonfiction, 100 to 250 pages)