Forest of Reading 2014 Nominations

The nominations for the 2014 Forest Of Reading were announced today. This means I can finally talk about the books I read as part of the Red Maple selection committee! Here’s the list:

Eric Walters – Between Heaven and Earth

Valerie Sherrard – Counting Back From Nine

Sigmund Brouwer – Devil’s Pass

Ted Staunton – Jump Cut

K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr – Loki’s Wolves: The Blackwell Pages

Deborah Ellis – My Name is Parvana

Cynthia d’Entremont – Oak Island Revenge

Joanne Levy – Small Medium at Large

Kenneth Oppel – Such Wicked Intent

Susin Nielsen – The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

 

Over the next few weeks I will share my reviews of these books while I get started reading some of the nominated titles from the other lists. A full list of nominees can be found here.

 

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Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees took place last week. Over 8,000 people attended the celebrations at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. I was there volunteering in the Blue Spruce tent, helping kids do crafts based on the nominated books. The list of winners can be seen here on OLA’s website.