We are currently running the Forest of Reading Program at Glenview!



Programs for Kids


The Blue Spruce Award™

(JK-Grade 2, picture books)
The Blue Spruce Award™ program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children between the ages of 4 and 7 (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2). For many children, this is their first introduction to the world of books. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and begins to develop a child’s skill in evaluating a picture book based on story, text and pictures.

Award Given: Festival of Trees in Toronto in May

Current Nominees 
From 2002 to present



The Silver Birch Award®

(Grades 3-6, fiction, non-fiction)
The Silver Birch Award® is comprised of three separate lists: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Express. Our Express list is made up of both Fiction and Non-Fiction titles and is geared to the more reluctant reader. The Silver Birch® program is meant for readers aged 8 to 12, (Grades 3-6) with the Express list typically suited to readers in Grade 3 and 4.

Award Given: Festival of Trees in Toronto in May

Current Nominees 
Fiction | Non-Fiction
From 1994 to present


The Silver Birch Express Award

(Grades 3-4, fiction, non-fiction)
The Silver Birch Express Award is comprised of fiction and non-fiction titles and is geared to reluctant readers and is typically suited for Grades 3 and 4.

Award Given: Festival of Trees in Toronto in May

Current Nominees