Catherine Rondina


Another Award Nomination!

I am thrilled and honoured to announce that “Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You” has been nominated for a Forest of Reading Award! The book has been nominated in the Silver Birch non-fiction category, and you can take a look at the list of nominees right here.

The Silver Birch® Award is comprised of three separate lists of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and an Express list that is made up of both Fiction and Non-Fiction, geared to the more reluctant reader. The Silver Birch® program is meant for readers aged 8 to 12, from Grades 3-6, with the Express list focusing on the lower grade level and the Fiction and Non-Fiction focusing on the Grade 5 and 6 readers.

This nomination holds a very special meaning to me as all Forest of Reading awards are voted on by young readers in Ontario!

Don’t Touch That Toad: Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011!

I am honoured to have had “Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You” recommended by Best Books for Kids & Teens magazine!

Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011 is your guide to the best Canadian books, magazines, audio and video for children and teens. Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, every title in this guide has been given the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s stamp of approval.