We are so happy to announce the the White Pine Book Club is back. This is an Ontario-wide reading program where high school students read from a selection of ten Canadian YA novels. We will meet on Fridays after school to discuss the books.
Forest of Reading website has descriptions of all the books, as does our library instagram!
You can also join our White Pine Google Classroom here: https://classroom.google.com/c/NDY3NDU3MTExOTky?cjc=mp53k6r
Congratulations to author Courtney Summers for winning with Sadie! Fun fact, this is Summers’s fifth time being nominated for the White Pine Award and her first win.
Check out the full awards here:
And read the books this summer from TPL!
Hey, your White Pine Book Club won’t start up for a couple of months, but if you would like to get a head start on reading, here’s a list of the nominees! We have a few of the titles in the library already, and plan to get more over the next month. Happy reading!
It’s that time of year — time for a fresh crop of Canadian YA fiction for your reading pleasure! Check out this list of White Pine nominees and stay tuned for announcements about our meetings.
White Pine List
Rush by Eve Silver is this year’s winner of the White Pine Award. Honor books were The Unlikely Hero of Room 22B and Baygirl. Also popular at our school was The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley.
These books (as well as Push, the sequel to Rush) are available for signout now — or for summer reading!
Here are some lucky MPC readers with the winning author, Eve Silver. We were fortunate that the Toronto Public Library brought her fascinating and inspiring workshop to our students!
Come on down to the library on Thursday at lunch to pick up your March Break reading and chat about those books!
It’s here! Check out this prezi for more information on the White Pine program this year. Get regular updates through our Monarch Park Library facebook page!
October is presenting all kinds of opportunities for young writers. Right here in our own library, we’ve got the Library Scary Short Story contest — submit your 500-word story by October 24th to win candy and Stephen King books!
Also in our library, author Don Aker is coming to visit on October 30th. The author of The First Stone, The Fifth Rule, and Running on Empty has great advice for aspiring writers. See your librarian about getting a pass to this event.
Finally, the Toronto Public Library is hosting its annual Young Writers’ Conference — an excellent (and free!) chance for you to learn from other writers and workshop your own writing. Find out more here.
The White Pine Award winner this year was the novel Live To Tell by Lisa Harrington. Monarch students came to the awards ceremony and were very excited about the results; this is a book very deserving of its many teen votes!
Danya and Lisa
Aisha and Lisa
The White Pine book club has an online component that allows you to hear from readers across the province:
You can also connect with them on facebook: