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TORONTO, 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 Winner
Martin Springett and Isobel Springett - Kate and Pippin

2013 Silver Birch® Express Award Winner
Brit Trogen and Kari Trogen - Margaret and the Moth Tree

2013 Silver Birch® Fiction Award Winner
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch - Making Bombs for Hitler

2013 Silver Birch® Non-Fiction Award Winner
Rob Laidlaw - No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs

2013 Red Maple™ Fiction Award Winner
Wesley King - The Vindico

2013 Red Maple™ Non-Fiction Award Winner
Bill Swan - Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death

2013 White Pine™ Award Winner
Jeyn Roberts - Dark Inside

Le Prix Tamarac 2013
Carole Tremblay - Le mystère des jumelles Barnes

Le Prix Tamarac Express 2013
Alain M. Bergeron and Sampar - Billy Stuart: 1. Les Zintrépides

Le Prix Peuplier 2013
Geneviève Lemieux and Bruno St-Aubin - Le zoo de Yayaho

For author bios, book synopses and additional finalist names please refer to


Jennifer Asselin:; 416-973-4395

The 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).
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