Blue Spruce

Forest of Reading - Blue Spruce Award

Picture Books | Ages 4-7 | JK-Grade 2

Join the Blue Spruce program and enjoy the magic of picture books and storytime with us. The Blue Spruce program introduces readers to important issues, different cultures, and funny stories, all illustrated to appeal to young children.  

Participating is easy! Simply register for the Blue Spruce program and start reading any of the ten titles on the list! Read the print books, borrow the eBooks, or watch our pre-recorded stories - the choice is yours! For every book read, your young reader will be eligible to enter a ballot to win our Blue Spruce prize. You'll also have the opportunity to connect through our online storytimes - the schedule will be emailed to participants. And that's all it takes! 

Important Information
The program runs March until April. Voting for your favourite title/author will take place in April.

Forest of Reading Registration Button               Prize Ballot Button                         

Borrow the Books!

Click on the cover image to borrow a copy. 

Cover Image - Bad Dog Cover Image - Be You Cover Image - Boxitects Cover Image - Fast Friends Cover Image - Going Up
Cover Image - Grandmother School
 Cover Image - My Day with Gong Gong Cover Image - The Proudest Blue Cover Image - Salma the Syrian Chef Cover Image - The Truth About Wind 
Have questions? Reach out at or (613) 537-2592.