Yesterday was the award ceremony for the Silver Birch awards, held at Harbourfront in Toronto as part of the Forest of Reading. A big thank you to all the volunteers who made the Festival possible and to all the kids who took part. It was awesome to see so many kids who love reading, and I hope everyone had a blast. I’d love to be back again some day. A huge congratulations as well to Annaleise Carr and Deborah Ellis, who won the non-fiction Silver Birch for Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer.