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WCDSB VLC: Forest of Reading®

Blue Spruce


Forest of Reading on OverDrive

To access these titles:

1. Click on its database button to log in
2. Click the back button on your browser
3. Click on the book/topic you want to open.

Nominated Titles

Click the title to view the book information in the WCDSB catalogue. Links to eBook or audiobook versions in Sora by Overdrive are included if availableClick here for more information on using OverDrive.

To learn more about giraffes and birds, visit  Learn360  for the video:  
Giraffes (Grades: JK-5; 3 minutes) and Bitesize Science: Birds (Grades: JK-5; 1 minutes)

To learn more about city life and community, visit  Learn360  for the video:  

My Neighborhood, My Community: The City- Nature (Grades: JK-5; 14 minutes) and My Neighborhood, My Community: The City- People (Grades: JK-5; 17 minutes)


Due to school closures and cancellation of the live Forest of Reading events, the Forest of Reading Committee has made their normally paid support resources FREE to schools. Click here to access.

Blue Spruce Award™
JK - Grade 2
Silver Birch Award®
Grades 3 - 6
Red Maple Award™
Grades 7 - 8
Yellow Cedar Award
Grades 4 - 8
Blue Spruce Express Silver Birch Fiction Red Maple Yellow Cedar
Picture books Express Fiction Fiction Non-Fiction

For more info, visit the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading website.
All nominated books are available in alternate formats


Blue Spruce Read Aloud Videos

The Forest of Reading Committee is launching read aloud videos of this year's Blue Spruce nominees during the week of Apr. 6-Apr.10.

Two videos will be released a day on the OLA Live's Blue Spruce 2020 Read Aloud YouTube playlist.

Nominated Titles

To learn more about reptiles, visit  Learn360  for the video: 
This is Isaiah learning about reptiles (Grades: JK-5; 3 minutes)

To learn more about sheep, visit  Learn360  for the video: 
Sheep (Grades: JK-5; 3 minutes)

To learn more about sloths, visit  Learn360  for the video: 
Nature's Miracle Orphans: Monster the Sloth (Grades: JK-3; 49 minutes)

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