A whopping nine Transatlantic authors have made the 2019 Forest of Reading Awards shortlists and we can’t congratulate them all enough! These awards recognize the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. Over a quarter of a million readers participate in the program through schools, public libraries, literacy centres and within their homes. These awards encourage a love of reading through programs aimed at children and adults who vote for the winning books.
Below is the full list of nominated Transatlantic authors:
Silver Birch Award, fiction category:
EBB & FLOW by Heather Smith
ELEPHANT SECRET by Eric Walters
Silver Birch Award, Express category:
THE LION UNDER THE TREE by Cary Fagan
Red Maple Award, fiction:
FOURTH DIMENSION, by Eric Walters
TRACKER’S CANYON by Pam Withers
Red Maple Award, non-fiction:
EVERY FALLING STAR: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW I SURVIVED AND ESCAPED NORTH KOREA, Written by Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
White Pine Award:
36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU by Vicki Grant
THE AGONY OF BUN O’KEEFE by Heather Smith
THE MOSAIC by Nina Berkhout
PRINCE OF POT by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Transatlantic Agency congratulates our agency clients who are finalists on the 2018 Forest of Reading Awards shortlists! These awards recognize the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. Over a quarter of a million readers participate in the program through schools, public libraries, literacy centres and within their homes. These awards encourage a love of reading through programs aimed at children and adults who vote for the winning books.
SHORT FOR CHAMELEON (HarperCollins Canada) by Vicki Grant (Red Maple Fiction Award)
A SQUIGGLY STORY (Kids Can Press) written by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Mike Lowery (Blue Spruce Award)
ALL THE DIRT: A History of Getting Clean (Annick Press) written by Katherine Ashenburg and illustrated by Capucine Mazille (Golden Oak Award)
MEATLESS?: A Fresh Look at What You Eat (Owlkids) written by Sarah Elton and illustrated by Julie McLaughlin (Silver Birch Non-fiction Award)
Transatlantic would also like to congratulate all of the other authors who are finalists for this year’s Forest of Reading Awards.
SHOOTER wins the 2017 Red Maple Fiction Award! Kids really do know a great book when they read one. Congratulations to Caroline Pignat — we are so thrilled for her.
This award recognizes the best fiction aimed at Grades 7-8 by a Canadian author. Over a quarter of a million readers participate in the Forest of Reading program through schools, public libraries, literacy centres and within their homes. This award is meant to engage students aged 12-13 in reading and encourage their critical thinking skills.
Congratulations to Plum Johnson on being awarded the Evergreen Award for THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING (Penguin Random House Canada), one of the 2017 Forest of Reading Awards! The Evergreen Award is a program aimed at adult readers of all ages who participate in the program through public libraries and book clubs, and the books are selected for the program by expert librarians who share their favourite Canadian non-fiction and fiction with the adult readers. Readers from over 120 libraries participated, and THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING was a clear favourite!
THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING is a funny, touching memoir about what parents leave behind.
The award will be presented at OLA’s Super Conference in Toronto on February 2, 2017. Please visit the following link for details of the conference: www.olasuperconference.ca