Blue Spruce Nominee Hazel Hutchins will be available in the Toronto area in mid-May.
Blue Spruce and Silver Birch Fiction Nominee Linda Bailey has limited availability in the Toronto area on May 18 and 19. Full days (3 sessions) preferred. Please check the link on her name for travel limitations.
Philippa Dowding, Silver Birch Express Nominee has excellent availability in the GTA and surrounding areas this winter and spring.
R.J. Anderson (Silver Birch Fiction nominee, A Pocket Full of Murder) is available for school and library visits in SW Ontario, the GTA and Niagara on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the week of Feb. 13 to the week of May 8. Some Friday bookings are also available — please inquire.
Casey Lyall, Silver Birch Fiction nominee, has excellent availability this spring. No travel fee if booking within 100km of London, or 150km if booking for a full day. On Jan 31, Feb 1 and 2, she is available in Toronto with no travel fee.
Kathleen Cherry, Silver Birch Fiction nominee, is available in Toronto on May 15.
Sue Irwin, Silver Birch Non-Fiction nominee, is available on Wednesdays from mid-January until May.
Red Maple Nominee Alberta author Lorna Schultz Nicholson will be available in the Toronto and Niagara regions Jan 24 – Feb 1. She has just one day left while she’s back in May — on the 15th. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Red Maple Nominee Karen Bass, whose novel, Uncertain Soldier just won the Geoffrey Bilson Award will be in Toronto Jan 30 – Feb 2 and is available in GTA locations accessible by public transit. No travel costs. See our DEALS section for an exciting opportunity from Karen!
White Pine winner 2016 & 2013. Young Adult: ages 12 and up. Jeyn Roberts is located out of Windsor, Ontario for the next four months and will be happy to travel around the province for school and library visits.
Red Maple Nominee Robin Stevenson will be in Toronto January 30- Feb 4 and again in May. She is available either of these times for school and library visits accessible by public transit in the GTA. No travel costs. Her newest title is a non-fiction book called Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Golden Oak Nominee Michelle Barker 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award nominee for A Year of Borrowed Men is in the Toronto area early February, 2017, and early June, 2017.
For full information about booking a Forest of Reading Nominee, browse the categories in the menu on the left of this page. Ontario nominees are generally available, while most out-of-province nominees plan to visit in May.