Ontario Library Association
Silver Birch Award


The Silver Birch Award is voted on by children in grades three to six for their favourite book by a Canadian author.

indicates a review is available for that book



  • Sylvia McNicoll – Bringing Up Beauty

Also shortlisted:


  • Anouchka Gravel Galouchko – Sho and the Demons of the Deep

Also shortlisted:

  • Michael Barnes – Ontario
  • Paulette Bourgeois, Bill Slavin – The Moon
  • Camilla Gryski, Tom Sankey – Favourite String Games
  • Bobbie Kalman, Marc Crabtree – Ballet School
  • Etta Kaner, Pat Cupples – Towers and Tunnels
  • Brian Kendall – Great Moments in Canadian Baseball
  • Laura Langston, Stuart Duncan – Pay Dirt! The Search for Gold in British Columbia
  • Elizabeth MacLeod, Bill Slavin – The Phone Book
  • Sharon McKay, David Macleod – Take a Hike
  • Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, Bill Slavin – Earthdance
  • Diane Swanson, Douglas Penhale – Coyotes in the Crosswalk



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Added 21 March 2010.
Updated 29 January 2011.