We decided not to go the tree route again this year, and instead, chose an “Urban” forest theme for our Forest of Reading® wall. The display allows our young participants to see what books are in their category and also to give a little colour to our library walls for a few months.
There are plenty of great books this year in each category, from a picture book about the origins of the Earth to a non-fiction book about underwear to a laugh-out-loud novel about a sea monster. You can see all of the books on the Forest of Reading® website right here.
If you know a young reader in Kindergarten to Grade 6, drop by the library and we’ll get them registered to start reading. It’s a great idea to get a head start over the holidays when there’s more time to read– we require readers to finish at least 8 books in their category in order to be able to vote in April. The more they read, the better they’ll be able to decide which book was the best!
I’ll be visiting schools in January to talk to students about the program, but we’ll try to catch readers before the holidays if they drop into the library, too. Until then, Happy Reading!