Friday, May 13, 2011

Forest of Reading Award Winners Announced

On May 11, a few of us from Annick headed down to picturesque Harbourfront to attend the Festival of Trees gala put on by the Ontario Library Association. We were very proud to have three books nominated: The Bite of the Mango and Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road for the Red Maple award (non-fiction), and Kaboom! for the Silver Birch award (non-fiction).

We're pleased to announce that Mariatu Kamara's powerful true story The Bite of the Mango, co-written with Susan McClelland, took home the Red Maple non-fiction prize. Here's Mariatu on stage:

The other winners were My Think-a-Ma-Jink by Dave Whamond (Blue Spruce), Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant (Red Maple: fiction), The Monkeyface Chronicles by Richard Scarsbrook (White Pine), How to Build Your Own Country by Valerie Wyatt (Silver Birch: non-fiction), Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders by Kevin Sylvester (Silver Birch: fiction), and Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires (Silver Birch Express). In the French category, La quête du dernier dodo: Les aventures de Cosmo le Dodo by Patrice Racine won Le Prix Tamarack and Les Dragouilles 2: Les Bleues de Montréal by Karine Gottot and Maxim Cyr won Le Prix Tamarack Express.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

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