For the past few years, I've been following and trying to read some of the fiction nominees for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading. Every year kids across Canada read the nominated books and vote for their favourites in the spring. Nominees for the 2015 awards were announced yesterday. This year, my goal is to read all of the Silver Birch nominees (fiction for grades 3 - 6) and all of the Blue Spruce nominees (picture books for grades JK - 2).
I'm excited about these lists, because I haven't read any of them yet! These are the nominees for the 2015 Silver Birch Award:
Robert Paul Weston
Amanda West Lewis