Kids and Teen Awards
BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2022
2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence - Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
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 2021
Hackmatack Fiction Award Nominees 2022
- The Barren Grounds by David. A Robertson
- A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye by Melanie Mosher
- Clan by Sigmund Brouwer
- Girl of the southern sea by Michelle Kadarusman
- Harvey Comes Home by Colleen Nelson
- The Hermit by Jan L. Coates
- The Lost Scroll of the Physician by Alisha Sevigny
- No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen
- The Paper Boat by Thao Lam Coming soon!
- Screech! Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland by Charis Cotter Winner!
Hackmatack Non-Fiction Award Nominees 2022
- Be a Weather Detective by Peggy Kochanoff
- Canadian Women Now + Then by Elizabeth MacLeod Coming soon!
- Fight on! : Cape Breton Coal Miners, 1900-1925 by Joanne Schwartz
- It Began with a Page by Kyo Maclear
- It Seemed Like a Good Idea by Ted Staunton
- Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal by Linda L. Richards
- Sergeant Billy by Mireille Messier Winner!
- So Imagine Me: Nature Riddles in Poetry by Lynn Davies
- What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 by Erin Silver
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2022
OLA Best Bets 2020
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award 2022
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 2022 TD Summer Reading Club books are now available in alternative formats!