Forest of Reading Kid and Teen Committees

Announcing the 2021 Kid and Teen Committee Reading Lists!

Last week, we announced the winners of the 2021 Forest of Reading Awards, streamed on Curio in partnership with CBC Books. If you missed it, you can watch the videos on Curio in English and French.

Now the 2021 program is over, check out our summer reading lists as chosen by our Kid Committee (Silver Birch and Red Maple) and our Teen Committee (White Pine) to keep your readers reading through the summer.

Continue to support the Forest of Reading and purchase these titles through our official wholesaler and sponsor, Tinlids!

About the Kid and Teen Committee

The Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program releases summer reading lists for kids and teens that our Kid and Teen Committees put together every spring. OLA invites avid readers who are in Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 and 8, and high school to join three separate committees and share their opinions on Canadian books for kids and teens.

Applications are closed for 2021.

Meeting Dates: *For 2021, committee meetings will be held on Zoom.

  • May 4, 2021: Kid Committee – Silver Birch
  • May 5, 2021: Kid Committee – Red Maple
  • May 6, 2021: Teen Committee – White Pine

Download the 2020 Kid Committee List – Silver Birch

PDF | Poster

Download the 2020 Kid Committee List – Red Maple

PDF  |  Poster

Download the 2020 Teen Committee List

PDF  |  Poster

About the Kid and Teen Committees:

We will bring together three groups of passionate readers to select a list of 10-20 books for other students their age around Ontario. This group will advocate for their favourite books and work with teachers and library staff to engage in great conversations about Canada’s best new books.

The day runs from 10 am to 3 pm virtually. Participants will have an amazing day with other avid readers!

Please note that travel/accommodation expenses are not covered.

For more information, please contact the Director of the Forest of Reading, Meredith Tutching.

Past Summer Reading Lists: