2013 FOREST OF READING® WINNERS ANNOUNCEDTORONTO, May 16, 2013 ----- Programme partners the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and Authors at Harbourfront Centre are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Forest of Reading® Awards. This year’s Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ was held at Harbourfront Centre on May 15 and 16, during which the winners were announced. The highly anticipated two-day festival consisted of award ceremonies, book signings, readings, workshops, and other interactive entertainment all while celebrating the love of reading. The Festival of Trees™ creates lifelong readers, as OLA and AUTHORS welcome thousands of young people on site.The winners are:2013 Blue Spruce™ Award WinnerMartin Springett and Isobel Springett - Kate and Pippin2013 Silver Birch® Express Award WinnerBrit Trogen and Kari Trogen - Margaret and the Moth Tree2013 Silver Birch® Fiction Award WinnerMarsha Forchuk Skrypuch - Making Bombs for Hitler2013 Silver Birch® Non-Fiction Award WinnerRob Laidlaw - No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs2013 Red Maple™ Fiction Award WinnerWesley King - The Vindico2013 Red Maple™ Non-Fiction Award WinnerBill Swan - Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death2013 White Pine™ Award WinnerJeyn Roberts - Dark InsideLe Prix Tamarac 2013Carole Tremblay - Le mystère des jumelles BarnesLe Prix Tamarac Express 2013Alain M. Bergeron and Sampar - Billy Stuart: 1. Les ZintrépidesLe Prix Peuplier 2013Geneviève Lemieux and Bruno St-Aubin - Le zoo de YayahoFor author bios, book synopses and additional finalist names please refer to accessola.com/forest.
-30-MEDIA CONTACTS: Jennifer Asselin: email@example.com; 416-973-4395The Ontario Library Association (OLA) creates programmes, advocacy and promotion for its more than 5,000 members who work in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and public libraries across Ontario. The mission of the OLA is to foster free public access to information, and to promote Canada’s history and culture through the programmes and services of the libraries of Ontario. Since its inception in 1974, Authors at Harbourfront Centre has hosted over 8,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 20 Nobel Laureates. Our season runs from September to June and includes the annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA) (October 24 - November 3, 2013), including YoungIFOA and IFOA Ontario; and the annual ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May 15 - 16, 2013).