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Blue Spruce Award Nominees


The Forest of Reading is an initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA), and celebrates Canadian books, authors, publishers, and illustrators. The Blue Spruce Award highlights recently published Canadian children's picture books, geared towards children under age 7. The Blue Spruce Awards emphasizes books that promote reading for enjoyment, and begin to develop the reader's skill in evaluating a picture book based on story, text and pictures

Keating, Jess.
Shark lady

2018 Blue Spruce Winner!

Larsen, Andrew
A squiggly story

Akulukjuk, Roselynn.
The owl and the lemming

Galbraith, Bree
Milo and Georgie

Gretzky, Glen

Winters, Kari-Lynn
French toast

Hadfield, Chris
The darkest dark

Messier, Mireille
The branch