Monday, June 8, 2015

Winner of the 2014-2015 Red Clover Award

"The Day the Crayons Quit", written by Drew Daywalt, has won the Red Clover Award with 6,801 Vermont student votes.   "Unicorn Thinks He Is Pretty Great", written by Bob Shea, came in second with 3,682 votes.
A list of those nominees as well as the 2015 - 2016 nominees can be found at the Red Clover website

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Which 2014 - 2015 Red Clover book did Benson students choose as their favorite?

Of the 10 2014 - 2015 Red Clover Award Nominees Benson Village School students chose "The Mighty Lalouche" written by Matthew Olshan as their favorite book.
The Benson student vote tally has been sent off to Vermont Center for the Book to join other Vermont student votes for a state-wide tally.  I will post the results to the state-wide vote as soon as the VT Center for the Book sends it out.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Nominee 2015 - 2016

The new Dorothy Canfield Fisher List is out with a new group of wonderful reads for students in Grades 4 through 8.
The list with appropriate grade level and annotations can be found at the Vermont Department of

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Nominee 2015 - 2016

 I Kill the Mockingbird - Paul Acampora
The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
The Night Gardener  - Jonathan Auxier
El Deafo  - Cece Bell
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place  - Julie Berry
The Madman of Piney Woods  - Christopher Paul Curtis
The Badger Knight  - Kathryn Erskine
Under the Egg - Laura Fitzgerald
There Will Be Bears - Ryan Gebhart
Absolutely Almost - Lisa Graff
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle - George Hagen
Hope Is a Ferris Wheel - Robin Herrera
The Fourteenth Goldfish - Jennifer L. Holm
The Mark of the Dragonfly - Jaleigh Johnson
Ice Dogs - Terry Lynn Johnson
The Art of Secrets - James Klise
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher - Jessica Lawson
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher - Dana Alison Levy
Running Out of Night  - Sharon Lovejoy
Rain Reign - Ann M. Martin
Greenglass House - Kate Milford
The Turtle of Oman - Naomi Shihab Nye
The Boundless - Kenneth Oppel
Nuts to You - Lynne Rae Perkins 
No Summit Out of Sight - Jordan Romero
The Port Chicago 50 - Steve Sheinkin
Seven Stories Up - Laurel Snyder
The Meaning of Maggie - Megan Jean Sovern
The One Safe Place  - Tania Unsworth
Unfriended - Rachel Vail

Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 - 2016 Red Clover List

Red Clover Award : Nominees 2015-2016

Aylesworth, Jim. My Grandfather’s Coat. Illustrated by Barbara McClintock. Scholastic, 2014. (ISBN 978-0439925457)

Bottner, Barbara. Miss Brooks’ Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)Illustrated by Michael Emberley. Knopf, 2014. (ISBN 978-0449813287)

Cox, Lynne. Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas. Illustrated by Brian Floca. Schwartz & Wade, 2014. (ISBN 978-0375858888)

Haughton, Chris. Shh! We Have a Plan. Candlewick, 2014. (ISBN 978-0763672935)

Janeczko, Paul B. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick, 2014. (ISBN 978-0763648428)

Kuhlmann, Torben. Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse. Translated by Suzanne Levesque. NorthSouth, 2014. (ISBN 978-0735841673)Red Clover Award : Nominees 2015-2016

Rocco, John. Blizzard. Disney-Hyperion, 2014. (ISBN 978-1423178651)

Sidman, Joyce. Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold. Illustrated by Rick Allen. HMH, 2014. (ISBN 978-0547906508)

Sisson, Stephanie Roth. Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos. Roaring Brook, 2014. (ISBN 978-1596439603)

Stein, David Ezra. I’m My Own Dog. Candlewick, 2014. (ISBN 978-0763661397)