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The votes are in! Over 250,000 children participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program this year. By popular vote, the children have chosen the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time.

The 2018 award winners are:

Shark Lady
Blue Spruce Winner: Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
Top Dogs
Silver Birch NonFiction Winner: Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History
Smiley A Journey of Love
Silver Birch Express Winner: Smiley: A journey of Love
Red Maple Winner: The Winnowing
From Ant to Eagle
Silver Birch Fiction Winner: From Ant to Eagle
Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined
White Pine Winner: Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined