I'm excited because the nominees are out for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading! Every year kids across Canada read the nominated books and vote for their favourites in the spring. I usually try to read all of the Silver Birch category nominees, and many of the Red Maple ones. But this year I'm going to try to add the Blue Spruce group too.
The Blue Spruce nominees (K - grade 2) include Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat, which I've already read, so I have a head start.
I haven't read any of the Silver Birch fiction nominees (grades 3 - 6) yet. I'm looking forward to getting started!
Red Maple nominees (grades 7 and 8)
White Pine nominees (YA)
I didn't realize it until this year, but there are also the Evergreen nominees for adults. They sound interesting too, but I don't know if I'll get to this category!