All of us at Transatlantic Agency are thrilled with this news! Congratulations to our authors and illustrators for making the 2020 Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards shortlists:
Blue Spruce Award:
THE MAGIC BOAT by Katherine Farris & Kit Pearson, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Orca Book Publishers)
ME, TOMA AND THE CONCRETE GARDEN by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Anne Villeneuve (Kids Can Press)
A PLAN FOR POPS by Heather Smith, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan (Orca Book Publishers)
THE REPTILE CLUB by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Elina Ellis (Kids Can Press)

Silver Birch Award Express:
LIGHT A CANDLE: TUMAINI PASIPO NA TUMAINI by Godfrey Knongolo and Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell (Orca Book Publishers)
MEGABAT by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich (Tundra Books)

Silver Birch Fiction Award:
ANYONE’S GAME by Sylv Chiang, illustrated by Connie Choi (Annick Press)ORANGE FOR THE SUNSETS by Tina Athaide (Katherine Tegen Books)

Yellow Cedar Award:
BEAVERS by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Nicholas John Frith (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
HAYLEY WICKENHEISER: AMAZING HOCKEY STORIES by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D.A. Bishop (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

Red Maple Award:
IN THE KEY OF NIRA GHANI by Natasha Deen (Running Press Kids)
STOWAWAY by Pam Withers (Dundurn Press)

The Forest of Reading Awards seek to promote literacy and reading engagement by allowing children and young adults to vote for their favourite authors and illustrators each year. For the complete list of 2020 nominees, please visit: