Forest of Reading

Category: Forest of Reading

Two Dundurn authors have been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards in the Red Maple Category—Jennifer Dance for her novel Hawk, and David Poulsen for his novel And Then The Sky Exploded. Both authors have been nominated previously for their novels Red Wolf (Dance) and Old Man (Poulsen).

We are delighted to announce that Myles and the Monster Outside by Toronto author Philippa Dowding and illustrator Shawn Daigle has been nominated for the Silver Birch Express Award, part of the Ontario Library Association’s annual Forest of Reading program.

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Local Customs by Audrey Thomas has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association (OLA)’s 2016 Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading program. The Evergreen Award features adult titles, and the list is chosen by a committee of experienced library staff.

Halloween is tomorrow and acclaimed author Philippa Dowding, (The Lost Gargoyle series, and The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden) sits down with us to talk about her new book Jake and the Giant Hand.

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"Something has come to pass, you think, something more important than a mere flight over the ravine." Gwendolyn MacEwen, “Fragments from a Childhood”

This sentiment is the epigraph to my new YA novel, The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden. Many thanks to the author's family for kindly permitting me to use it. 

Gwendolyn MacEwen was an award-winning poet who died much too young at 47. I often walk through her Toronto park on Lowther Street and say hello to her statue. 

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Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that two of its authors have become finalists for the OLA's 2015 Forest of Reading Awards. Red Wolf, by Jennifer Dance, has been nominated for the Silver Birch Fiction Award; and The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, by Philippa Dowding, has been nominated for the Red Maple Fiction Award.

Dundurn Press is excited to announce that Lise Dion’s The Secret of the Blue Trunk has been awarded the White Pine Nonfiction Award from the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards. This prize, which honours the best nonfiction titles for high school-aged teens, was announced this morning at a celebration at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

After a little over a month as Dundurn's intern, I am realizing that there is never going to be a week where our authors and staff aren't busy, so I will refrain from saying it's been another busy week here from now on. Take it as a given! With that said, our weekly media highlights are gathered together once more, so take a moment and catch up on what we've been (very) busy with. 

Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that a number of its YA titles have been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading awards.