The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program with over 270,000 readers taking part every year. Its mission is to instill the love of reading across Canada. Explore our Forest of Reading online adventure, author events, book talks and so much more! 

May Book Clubs

Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne
Ages 12+
Mondays, May 10 & 17
4:30pm to 5:15pm
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Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an eccentric reading list. She's not homeless, she tells herself. She's merely waiting for her home (a thirty-six-foot sailboat) to arrive with her father at the helm. When her credit card is declined, phone contact from her father stops, and summer slips into a frosty fall, Harbour is forced to face reality and accept the help of a homeless girl named Lise so she can survive on the streets. Registrants will receive an email with the details of how to get the book and join the conversation.

Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson
Ages 10-12
Tuesdays, May 11 & 18
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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In this book we meet McKenna, a dog-sled musher who sets out to prove her impaired vision won't hold her back from competing in a rigorous race through the Canadian wilderness.  For kids between the ages of 10 to 12 years old.

Book talks

Learn more about the 2021 Silver Birch Fiction and Red Maple Award Nominees with these great book talks from WPL staff. These book talks are designed to get kids excited about reading these titles and to encourage them to vote for their favourite books at the end of March.

Silver Birch Fiction Book Talks
Books in the Silver Birch Fiction category are for ages 8-12 or grades 3-6.

Red Maple Award Book Talks
Books in the Red Maple category are for ages 12-14 or grades 7-8.

more resources

Discover what resources and programs your Regional libraries are running for the Forest of Reading Festival, including school liasions, author events and reading programs. 

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