Forest of Reading 2023

The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program with over 270,000 readers taking part every year. This initiative by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers ten reading programs, each of which is associated with a grade/age range. Each program consists of popular Canadian fiction and non-fiction titles, and is offered in both English and French.
Participants have the opportunity to read and to vote on their favourite books.
Voting will take place in April 2023, and the Ontario Library Association will announce the winners in May 2023. To participate, students should check with their teacher or library.
To search for or borrow a nominee from MPL, click on a title below!

Red Maple, Grades 7-8, fiction

The Red Maple Award reading program is offered for the enjoyment of students ages 12 to 13, in Grades 7 and 8. This program includes a Fiction list every year. This program aims to get readers engaging in conversation around the books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.

White Pine, Grades 9 - 12, fiction

The White Pine Award™ reading program offers teens of all ages the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and familiarizes teenagers with great Canadian books.