The Forest of Reading 2021 - GSPL Edition

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The Forest of Reading is a national reading program where kids pick the winning books! The program encourages students to discover and read Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers usually based on their grade/age. 

The Forest of Reading 2021 - GSPL Edition will run from January to May 2021 and is geared to students in grades 4-6, although all school-aged children are encouraged to participate. We are using the three following reading lists: Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction and the Yellow Cedar. 

Not only will kids read great books, but the GSPL will have virtual author visits with some of the nominated authors from the lists, book-based activities will be posted on our website, access to voting, plus prizes, prizes, prizes! All they have to do is read as many books on a list as they can, then Vote! Those who vote will have their name put in a draw in May.

How to Participate

  • Choose one of the three lists and start reading! Titles are available to borrow from the library and in digital format from cloudLibrary and hoopla.
  • We ask that you read at least 5 books on one reading list to be eligible to vote. 
  • Vote for your favourite book in the following categories, and your vote will be your ballot for the draw. Winning authors in each category and local prize winners will be announced in May.
  • Loved the nominated book you read? Share your thoughts by posting a comment on our social media, with the approval of a grown-up of course.
  • Tune in to the awards ceremony!

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Sudbury Edition 2021 Booklists

You must have read 5 books in a category to be eligible to vote in April 2021. Have fun!

This list includes the categories Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction and Yellow Cedar.
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This list includes the categories Prix Peuplier, Prix Mélèze and Prix Tamarac

Digital Copies Available on Hoopla

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Silver Birch Express: Ebooks
Silver Birch Fiction: Ebooks
Yellow Cedar: Ebooks
Yellow Cedar: Audiobooks