Sunday, May 20, 2012

Silver Birch Fiction Results 2012

If you were following the Silver Birch fiction postings I made on my blog, you may also know that the the results are in!

As part of the Forest of Reading initiative sponsored by the Ontario Library Association, students from across Canada voted in April for their favourite from these  nominated books:

Better Than Weird by Anna Kerz

Crossing to Freedom by Virginia Frances Schwartz

Ghost Messages by Jacqueline Guest

Ghosts of the Titanic by Julie Lawson

The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard

The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records by Colleen Sydor

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg

Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction by Kevin Sylvester

That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore

Undergrounders by David Skuy

This year's winner in the Silver Birch Fiction category was:

Undergrounders by David Skuy

I'd never read all of the nominated Silver Birch novels before, so I found it a lot of fun. I ended up reading some books I might not have chosen if I'd been scanning the shelves in the library. This one was a compelling story, so I'm not surprised it was so popular with students.


  1. Awesome Andrea. It's awesome to see what kids like to read.

  2. Re Silver Birch results: Don't forget the runners-up!
    Ghosts of the Titanic by Julie Lawson and Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction by Kevin Sylvester


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