The White Pine Award is part of The Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program, made up of eight programs and run by the Ontario Library Association (OLA). The programs are geared towards readers in kindergarten to grade twelve, with several programs targeting adult readers, ESL learners and French speakers. The White Pine Award is the young adult category. The Forest is unique in that it is the readers themselves who choose the winners of each category by voting for their favourite books. Writing for young readers, this last point is particularly gratifying. I’m truly honoured to be part of this widely acclaimed experience.
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Tim Wynne-Jones has written more than 35 books for children, youth and adults. His many awards include the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature (twice), The Arthur Ellis Award (twice), The Boston Horn Book award (twice), The Edgar Award, and the Canadian Library Association Children’s Book of the Year Award (four times). His books and critical writings have been translated into a dozen languages and published all over the world. Wynne-Jones has been invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to children’s literature in Canada. My profile sketch is by Sydney Smith. View all posts by timwynnejones