If you’re not familiar, the Forest of Reading is the largest recreational reading program in Canada. Kids across the country can register to read the nominated books and vote for their favourites – last year, more than 270,000 kids took part. It’s a great way to get kids reading books, thinking about books, and talking about which books they like and why. I am absolutely thrilled that a book I wrote will be included in this process… and also a little embarrassed to admit that I have not personally read ANY of the other books in my category:
So let’s fix that, shall we?
Kids participating in the Forest of Reading have to read at least 5 of the 10 books in a category to vote. I don’t get to vote – of course! – but I’m still going to read all 9 of the other Yellow Cedar nominees… and I’m going to release a series of videos explaining why I think every one of those books is awesome.
The first video will launch in January – stay tuned for details. And in the meantime, check out the amazing Canadian books nominated in EVERY category of the Forest of Reading!