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)