Kids and Teen Awards
BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2021
The BC & Yukon Book Prizes celebrate outstanding writers and publishers in British Columbia.
First Nation Communities Read 2021
It’s a Mitig! is a beautiful children’s book that combines Anishnaabemowin and English in a creative rhyming form. Children can learn some new words like amik (beaver) and gaag (porcupine) as they travel through the forest. Bridget wrote this special book especially for families learning the language together and reconnecting with their culture.
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!
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Text 2020
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
- Nevers by Sara Cassidy
- Jacques' escape by Anne C. Kelly
- Pickles vs. the Zombies by Angela Misri
- Shiny and new by Robert Chafe
- Ghost collector by Allison Mills
- No girls allowed by Natalie Corbett Sampson
Hackmatack Non-Fiction Award Nominees 2021
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2020
New Brunswick Summer Reading Club 2021
All enchanted youngsters of New Brunswick can register for the 2021 Summer Reading Club. This years' theme is Reading is fantastic! featuring popular books on the theme of myths and magic.
OLA Best Bets 2020
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award 2020
TD Summer Reading Club
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.
The 2021 TD Summer Reading Club books are now available in alternative formats!