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



Also shortlisted:

  • Ingrid Lee – Cat Found
  • Evan Munday – The Dead Kid Detective Agency
  • Janet McNaughton – Dragon Seer's Gift
  • Allan Stratton – The Grave Robber's Apprentice
  • Christopher Paul Curtis – The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Becky Citra – Missing
  • Kevin Sylvester – Neil Flambé and the Crusader's Curse
  • Steve Vernon – Sinking Deeper Or My Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster
  • Cyndi Sand-Eveland – A Tinfoil Sky


  • Rob Laidlaw – No Shelter Here

Also shortlisted:

  • Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Ross Kinnaird – 50 Underwear Questions
  • Larry Verstraete – Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science
  • Andreas Schroeder, Rémy Simard – Duped! True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers
  • Etta Kaner, Stephen MacEachern – Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More
  • Frieda Wishinsky, Bill Dickson – Explorers Who Made it ... or Died Trying
  • Wendy Kitts – Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar
  • Rachel A. Qitsualik, Emily Fiegenschuh, Larry MacDougall – The Shadows that Rush Past
  • Janet Wilson – Shannen and the Dream for a School
  • Kathy Kacer – To Hope and Back: The Journey of the St. Louis


  • Brit Trogen, Kari Trogen – Margaret and the Moth Tree

Also shortlisted:

  • Daniel Loxton, Jim W.W. Smith – Ankylosaur Attack
  • Mike Deas – Dalen & Gole
  • Janice Weaver, Chris Lane – Harry Houdini
  • Monica Kulling, David Parkins – In The Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
  • Natalie Hyde – I Owe You One
  • Susan Vande Griek, Karen Reczuch – Loon
  • Eric Walters, Eva Campbell – Matatu
  • Lois Peterson – The Paper House
  • Karen Patkau – Who Needs a Swamp?



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Added 14 July 2013.
Updated 26 June 2014.