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The Forest of Reading has ten programs with more than 270,000 readers from Kindergarten to adults participating every year. Each year, the program continues to grow and brings more attention and sales to Canadian publishers and authors. Publisher and author/illustrator involvement is so integral to the success of the Forest programs.

To create the lists of nominated titles each year, dozens of experienced school and public library staff in each program read as many eligible books as they can. Over one hundred books are nominated every year. All nominated titles from the beginning of each program can be found under our webpage of nominees.

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Submission Information and Criteria

Programs for Kids

Program Name Age/Grade Range Book Type/Language
Blue Spruce Award Logo Blue Spruce Award™ ages 4-7, JK–Grade 2 English, picture books
Silver Birch Express Award Logo Silver Birch Express Award® ages 8-10, Grades 3–4 English, fiction / non-fiction
Silver Birch Fiction Award Logo Silver Birch Fiction Award® ages 8-12, Grades 3–6 English, fiction
Yellow Cedar Award Logo Yellow Cedar Award ages 9-14, Grades 4–8 English, non-fiction
Red Maple Award Logo Red Maple Award™ ages 12-14, Grades 7–8 English, fiction
White Pine Award Logo White Pine Award™ high school, Grades 9–12 English, fiction
Le prix Peuplier Award Logo Le prix Peuplier Varies French, picture books
Le prix Meleze Award Logo Le prix Mélèze Varies French, shorter chapter books or mature picture books (maximum 100 pages)
Le prix Tamarac Award Logo Le prix Tamarac Varies French, chapter books (100-250 pages)

Programs for Adults

Program Name Age/Grade Range Book Type/Language
Evergreen Award Logo Evergreen Award™ Adults of any age English, fiction / non-fiction