HOLIDAY CLOSURE: As a friendly reminder, the Forest of Reading staff will be offline December 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022. During this time, we will not be responding to emails or phone calls as we will be busy relaxing and reading all of the nominated titles. Happy Reading!

Canada's Largest Recreational Reading Program!

The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative 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.

Numbers Speak for Themselves

Each year we keep trying to move these numbers up and get more people reading Canadian books - help us achieve our goals

Nominated Books/year
Authors & Illustrators / year
Books sold/year
Number of Readers/year