2015 Forest of Reading: The Blue Spruce™

The Blue Spruce™ Award program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children ages 4 to 7 in kindergarten through to grade two.

Ages: 4-7 years

Winners

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten

Maureen Fergus

A little girl invites her mom to join the kindergarten class for the day. Somehow her mom just can't get any of the rules right.
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Shortlists

The Highest Number In The World

Roy MacGregor

9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. How can she play without her lucky number?

Kenta and The Big Wave

Ruth Ohi

When tragedy strikes Kenta’s village in Japan, his prized soccer ball gets swept away and washes up on the other side of the world. A child finds the ball and takes it upon himself to return the ball to its owner.

Loula is Leaving for Africa

Anne Villeneuve

Loula, feeling neglected decides she is leaving for "Africa". Her sympathetic friend Gilbert, (the family chauffeur) sees that she makes her "journey" there and back in comfort and safety.
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The Man with the Violin

Kathy Stinson

The beautiful music being played in the subway is illustrated in full colour through the eyes of a listening child, while the rest of the colourless world bustles by in shades of gray.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Christine Baldacchino

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing a tangerine dress. The children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls.
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The Most Magnificent Thing

Ashley Spires

A little girl with the help of her canine assistant is going to make the most magnificent thing! But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.
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My Blue is Happy

Jessica Young

A young girl explores how colours mean different things to different people.

Oddrey and the New Kid

Dave Whamond

When a new girl join her class, spirited and unique Oddrey is eager to make a new friend. But Maybelline is also spirited and unique ... in ways that Oddrey doesn't yet appreciate.
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Young Frank, Architect

Frank Viva

Young Frank is an architect living in New York with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect. A trip to The Museum of Modern Art in New York helps Young Frank feel older, and Old Frank feel younger.

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