Kids and Teen Awards
2019 Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated
Small in the city by Sydney Smith Winner!
On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets. Along the way, he provides helpful tips about which alleys make good shortcuts, which trees to climb and where to find a friendly face. All the while, the boy searches for what he has lost …
Forest of Reading®
The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their school and/or public library. All Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.
Check out our dedicated Forest of Reading page, to get the scoop on accessible titles!
Hackmatack Fiction Award Nominees 2021
- The diamond mistake mystery by Sylvia McNicoll
- My life as a diamond by Jenny Manzer
- Mya’s strategy to save the world by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (DAISY)
- Nevers by Sara Cassidy
- Jacques' escape by Anne C. Kelly Coming soon!
- Pickles vs. the Zombies by Angela Misri Coming soon!
- Shiny and new by Robert Chafe Coming soon!
- Ghost collector by Allison Mills Coming soon!
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2020
- Birdsong by Julie Flett
- King mouse by Cary Fagan
- My winter city by James Gladstone Check your public library!
- The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden by Heather Smith Coming soon!
- Small in the city by Sydney Smith (Printbraille)
- Small in the city by Sydney Smith (DAISY)
- When I found grandma by Saumiya Salasubramaniam
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award 2020
TD Summer Reading Club 2020
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.
TD Summer Reading Club books are available in alternative formats!
Check out our dedicated TD Summer Reading Club page for more details!