See the winner announcements on Day Two of the 2022 Forest of Reading Festival

CBCBooks is presenting the 2022 Forest of Reading Award ceremonies on May 17, 18 and 19, 2022.

Hosted each spring, the Forest of Reading is Canada’s largest annual recreational reading program where children and young adults pick their favorite authors and illustrators.

Each spring, the Forest of Reading curates a wide selection of Canadian titles for school-aged children. Forest of Reading has nine awards selected by Canadian students, divided by age group and reading level. Each award has 10 nominated titles and students across Canada vote on their favorite to determine the winner.

More than 270,000 students across Canada participate each year through their schools, public libraries, literacy centers and at home. Those with a subscription can tune in through Curio, CBC’s educational service. The awards will also be available at CBC Books.

On Day Two of the festival (May 18, 2022), the Yellow Cedar Award (10 a.m. ET), Silver Birch Fiction Award (11:30 a.m. ET) and the Silver Birch Express Award (1:00 p.m. ET) are announced. You can see the complete schedule here.

Yellow Cedar Award

Forest of Reading 2022: Silver Birch Express Award

The Silver Birch Express Award is for fiction or nonfiction for readers in Grades 3-4

The Yellow Cedar Award is for nonfiction for readers in Grades 4-8.

The 2022 nominees are:

The 2021 winner was Too Young to Escape by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

Silver Birch Fiction Award

Forest of Reading 2022: Yellow Cedar Award

The Yellow Cedar Award is for nonfiction for readers in Grades 4-8.

The Silver Birch Fiction Award is for fiction for readers from Grades 3-6.

The 2022 nominees are:

The 2021 winner was The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel.

Silver Birch Express Award

Forest of Reading 2022: Silver Birch Fiction Award

The Silver Birch Fiction Award is for fiction for readers from Grades 3-6.

The Silver Birch Express Award is for fiction or nonfiction for readers in Grades 3-4.

The 2022 nominees are:

  • Duck Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender
  • Hockey Night in Kenya by Danson Mutinda & Eric Walters, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
  • How I Survived: Four Nights on the Ice by Serapio Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Matthew K. Hoddy
  • Mellybean and the Giant Monster by Mike White
  • Race With Me! by Andre De Grasse & Robert Budd, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
  • Raymond the Buffalo by Lou Beauchesne, translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli, illustrated by Kate Chappell
  • Snooze-O-Rama by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed
  • That’s No Dino!: Or Is It? by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Marie-Ève ​​Tremblay
  • walking for water by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
  • Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Morgan Goble

The 2021 winner was megabat by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich.

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