Building Readers 2019-10-08T16:05:13+00:00

Building Future Leaders by Building Readers. Read Canadian.

Research shows that reading for fun has a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults – both in and outside of school. Reading for fun promotes the following things:

  • Increased school achievement
  • Strong life satisfaction
  • Better health
  • Better employment
  • Pursuit of higher education
  • Increased social and civic engagement

Looking for a list of great Canadian books for your young reader?  Here is a list of Award programs from coast to coast along with a number of curated lists by professionals.   

NOTE: Lists will continue to be added

NATIONAL PROGRAMS

CCBC Book Awards (7 English-language and 2 French-language awards) – Children from Kindergarten to Grade 12

BY PROVINCE

Alberta

Rocky Mountain Book Award – Children in grades 4-7 

British Columbia 

BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Award (3 English-language awards)- Children in grades Kindergarten-8

Red Cedar Book Award (2 English-language awards) – Children in grades 4-7

Manitoba 

Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award – Children in grades 5-8

New Brunswick 

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award (2 English-language and 2 French-language awards) – Children in grades 4-6

Newfoundland and Labrador 

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award (2 English-language and 2 French-language awards) – Children in grades 4-6

Nova Scotia

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award (2 English-language and 2 French-language awards) – Children in grades 4-6

Ontario 

Forest of Reading® Awards (7 English-language and 3 French-language awards) – Children in Kindergarten to Adult)

Prince Edward Island

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award (2 English-language and 2 French-language awards) – Children in grades 4-6

Quebec 

Le Palmarès Communication-Jeunesse – Children ages 0-17

Saskatchewan 

Willow Awards (3 English-language awards) – Children in Kindergarten to Grade 12

BY TERRITORY

Northwest Territories 

Nunavut 

Yukon