I Read Canadian Book Challenge

Calling all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to get reading! The Forest of Reading staff are challenging young readers across Canada to read 150 Forest of Reading books from now until the end of the year.

The Forest books are the best of Canadian children and young adult books. Since 1994, there have been 1,270 titles nominated!

This challenge is now closed. Thank you to all the participants! If you haven't received your certificate of participation, please email us. 

Congratulations to Diana P. from Wilfrid Jury Public School in London, ON, who is the winner of the I Read Canadian Book Challenge Contest!

Participants must read, or have read to them, any of the nominated titles in any of the programs from any program year. They must record the title of the book on the supplied reading log.

Download the Reading Log here!

All participants who complete the challenge will be entered into a draw to receive a free set of 10 books for the 2018 list (announced in October 2017) for themselves and a free set of 10 books for their school or library. Additionally, an online certificate will be emailed to all participants who complete the challenge.

Download Digital Materials for Promotion:

View Current Nominees

View Archived Nominated Lists by Program:
Blue Spruce
Silver Birch
Red Maple
White Pine
Tamarac and Tamarac Express
Golden Oak

Completed reading logs can be submitted to our office by any of the following methods:

ATTN: Forest of Reading Book Challenge
By mail: Ontario Library Association, 2 Toronto Street – 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2B6
Fax: 416-941-9581