I'm thrilled that my newest book From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight To The Finish In World War I, has been nominated in the non-fiction category for this year's Silver Birch Award. This award is part of the Forest of Reading program run in schools by the Ontario Library Association and is a great reading motivator. There are ten books in each category and kids are encouraged to read them all and vote for their favourites. There's a big awards ceremony on May 13th in Toronto where authors are always mobbed by young fans. (This year there are also events in London and Thunder Bay.) I've won the Silver Birch once before but just being nominated makes you a winner since it brings great attention to your book.