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Forest of Reading

The Forest of Reading is a compilation of seven reading programs divided by grade range.  The Forest celebrates Canadian works and promotes a love of reading by all ages. The Terry James Resource Centre encourages all elementary and secondary schools within the Upper Grand School Board to participate in the program.

To support participating schools we offer bulk purchasing to secure the best pricing for our schools.  All pre-ordered books will be cataloged and shipped directly to the school.

TJRC manages a blog for students to provide input and feedback on the titles they are reading. Links to the Blog can be found on UG2Go.


Program Name  Grade Range Book Type 
Blue Spruce Award™ JK–Grade 2 Picture Books
Silver Birch Award® Grades 3–6 Express Fiction
Silver Birch Award Grade 3-6 Fiction
Yellow Cedar Grade 3-6 Non-Fiction
Red Maple Award™
Grades 7–8 Fiction Every Year
Non-fiction Every Other Year
White Pine Award™ Grades 9–12 Fiction
Le Prix Peuplier varies French language picture books
Le Prix Meleze varies French language shorter chapter books or
mature picture books
 Le Prix Tamarac  varies  French language chapter books