Journey through the Forest of Reading!

The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) celebrates Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their school and/or public library. 

Readers choose a program that they would like to be a part of, usually based on their age or grade, and simply begin reading! They can read all ten of the titles, or pick and choose to read only the ones they are interested in. Participants are encouraged to read at least five of the ten titles to be eligible to vote in April. The Forest of Reading program encourages a genuine and life-long love of reading among readers of all ages.

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Blue Spruce - ages 4-7, JK to Grade 2: English, picture books

Silver Birch Express - ages 8 to 10, Grades 3 and 4: English, fiction / non-fiction

Silver Birch Fiction - ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 6: English, fiction

Yellow Cedar - ages 9 to 14, Grades 4 to 8: English, non-fiction

Red Maple - ages 12 to 14, Grades 7 and 8: English, fiction

White Pine - ages 14 to 18, Grades 9 to 12: English, fiction

Peuplier - livres d’images, moins de texte, sujets simples, convenant parfaitement à la lecture à haute voix

Mélèze - courts miniromans, maximum de 100 pages ou livres d’images plus avancés, texte plus gros avec des images, un vocabulaire et des temps de verbes plus simples

Tamarac - miniromans de 100 à 250 pages, texte plus petit avec peu ou pas d’illustrations, temps de verbes et vocabulaire plus complexes

Databases for Children

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Brainfuse offers online academic support for all ages and stages. Includes live tutoring from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm seven days a week!
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CultureGrams contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
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Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the pleasure reading needs of students. Includes book talks, recommended reads book lists, excerpts and reading levels.
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Targeted to K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Science, and PebbleGo Dinosaur databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. Articles include narrated text and highlighting.
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The next big idea begins with research! The PebbleGo Next Science database helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts. Robust articles, all supported by read-aloud audio and connected to curriculum, include critical thinking questions to help students connect to larger ideas.

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An online collection of animated talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love.
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With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3 to 8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary!
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World Book has something for everyone! Early World of Learning is for the youngest learners, World Book Kids helps children easily explore information, and World Book Student helps children to develop research skills. World Book Science Power and World Book Social Studies Power are great tools for lesson plans, quizzes, activities, and more!

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