Forest in the Media

The Forest of Reading is an exciting program and has received a lot of media attention, including coverage by major media outlets, such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, CTV News, Global News, Toronto Star, CBC, CHOQ FM, L’Express, and Le Métropolitan.

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Author Waubgeshig Rice wraps up 2019 Oxford Reads , Regina Leader Post, November 6, 2019

I Read Canadian Day: On February 19, We Stand on Guard To Read , Canadian School Libraries Journal, November 4, 2019

Waubgeshig Rice wins 2019 Evergreen Award for Moon of the Crusted Snow , CBC Books, October 28, 2019

Finalists announced for 2020 Forest of Reading award program , CBC Books, October 16, 2019

The 2020 Forest of Reading nominations shine a light on the best in Canadian kidlit , Quill & Quire, October 16, 2019

Reading for Pleasure … And a Chance to Vote for the Best , Observer Xtra, August 1st, 2019

Celebrating students' love of reading , The Oshawa Express, May 21, 2019

Claudia Larochelle remporte le prix Peuplier , Radio-Canada, May 17, 2019

Students, authors, and award-winners come together at this year’s Festival of Trees , Quill & Quire, May 16, 2019

Linwood Barclay's middle-grade novel Chase among Forest of Reading winners , CBC Books, May 15, 2019

Festival of Trees segmentFestival of Trees segment (26:00-26:42), CTV Kitchener, May 8, 2019

What's in the magic box? . (an article in Korea about the Blue Spruce program), The Korea Times Daily, February 6, 2019

Monique Gray Smith's YA book Speaking Our Truth nominated for Forest Of Reading award , CBC Books, October 12, 2018

Heather Smith, Eric Walters, and Kevin Sylvester receive multiple Forest of Reading nominations, Quill & Quire, October 11, 2018

Festival of Trees shines celebrity spotlight on children’s authors, The Globe and Mail, September 4, 2018

Central Manitoulin Public School named Battle of the Books champs, The Manitoulin Expositor, May 23, 2018

The Sudbury Star The Forest of Reading at Sudbury's libraries, The Sudbury Star, May 20, 2018

Live Broadcast from the Festival of Trees, CHOQ FM, May 18, 2018

Festival of Trees 2018, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, May 17, 2018

The 2018 Forest Festival of Trees draws a big crowd of young readers, Quill and Quire, May 16, 2018

Our Lady of Fatima School participated in nation-wide Forest of Reading Program, Eliot Lake Standard, May 9, 2018

Library events encourage literacy in exciting ways, Airdrie City View, May 3, 2018

Ma branche préférée » le livre pour enfants qualifié au Prix Peuplier, CHOQ FM, April 23, 2018

How aware of literary awards are Canadian book buyers?, BookNet Blog, April 4, 2018

LIBRARY LINE: Battle of the Books for youth, The Intelligencer, April 2, 2018

Throw everything on the page and go from there': Wesley King on why writing is like a treasure hunt, CBC Books, March 14, 2018

Richardson to read at Mission Library, Mission City Record, March 9, 2018


Cherie Dimaline: Hopes and dreams in the apocalypse, The Toronto Star, November 6, 2017

Cherie Dimaline wins the $50,000 Kirkus Prize for YA lit, Quill and Quire, November 3, 2017

Why Vikki VanSickle writes for her 11-year-old self, CBC Books, November 1, 2017

Watts: Sudbury's library a lot more than just books, Sudbury Star, October 22, 2017

Gord Downie, songwriter, dies at 53, Quill and Quire, October 18, 2017

Chris Hadfield, Gord Downie among Forest of Reading's 108 nominees for 2018 awards, CBC Books, October 17, 2017

OLA announces 2018 Forest of Reading nominees, Quill and Quire, October 16, 2017

READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Evergreen Award voting takes place in September, Arthur Enterprise News, August 23, 2017

What to read, what to read? Durham kids weigh in on Ontario summer book list, Clarington This Week, July 17, 2017

ADSB students took part in Canada’s largest recreational reading program, Sault Online, May 31, 2017

2017 Forest of Reading winners announced!, CanLit for Canadians, May 19, 2017

Forest of Reading Celebrates Invades Powerade Centre, Brampton Guardian, May 18, 2017


OLA announces 2017 Forest of Reading nominees, Quill and Quire, October 20, 2016

2017 Forest of Reading Nominated Titles Announced, October 14, 2016, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Children's authors ignite creative spark in kids,, February 22, 2016

Local students venture into the Forest of Reading, Soo Today, February 22, 2016