Kids and Teen Awards
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award 2023
The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer!
BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2022
2023 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence - Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
First Nation Communities Read 2021/2022
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 2022
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books 2022
After her grandfather's death, a young girl wanders through his house. As she tours each room, the objects she discovers stir memories of her grandfather--her baba bozorg. A heartwarming look at love, loss, and memorable objects through the eyes of a child
Hackmatack Fiction Award Nominees 2023
Hackmatack Non-Fiction Award Nominees 2023
- How to Promenade with a Python by Rachel Poliquin Winner!
- Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians by Lindsay Ruck
- Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers by Frances Backhouse
- Meet David Suzuki by Elizabeth MacLeod
- Unstoppable: Women With Disabilities by Helen Wolfe
- Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality by Susan Hughes
- Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman by Les Stroud
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2023
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award 2023
- Berani by Michelle Kadarusman
- Kunoichi Bunny by Sara Cassidy Check at your public library!
- Sitting Shiva by Erin Silver
- Weird Rules to Follow by Kim Spencer
- The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation by Carey Newman
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 2023 TD Summer Reading Club books are now available in alternative formats!