Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 - 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Nominees

The next year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 2017 - 2018,  nominees have been chosen and are posted on the VT Department of Libraries website!  See the titles listed below with the author, title, publisher, and suggested grade level listed in that order.

Anderson, John David. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. Walden Pond. Grade 5 up

Barnhill, Kelly. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Algonquin. Grade 5 up

Bauer, Joan. Soar. Viking. Grade 5 up

Bayard, Louis. Lucky Strikes. Henry Holt. Grade 7 up

Brown, Peter. The Wild Robot. Little, Brown. Grade 4 up

Burg, Ann E. Unbound: A Novel in Verse. Scholastic. Grade 5 up

Cohen, Marina. The Inn Between. Roaring Brook. Grade 5 up

Crilley, Mark. The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw. Watson-Guptill. Grade 4 up

Davies, Jacqueline. Nothing but Trouble. Katherine Tegen. Grade5 up

Dumas, Firoozeh. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel. Clarion. Grade 5 up

Gemeinhart, Dan. Some Kind of Courage. Scholastic. Grade 6 up

Gidwitz, Adam. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Dutton. Grade 6 up

Gratz, Alan. Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II. Scholastic. Grade 6 up

Griffin, Paul. When Friendship Followed Me Home. Dial. Grade 6 up

Harrington, Karen. Mayday. Little, Brown. Grade 5 up

Hopkinson, Deborah. A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket. Knopf. Grade 5 up

Kelly, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls. Greenwillow. Grade 5 up

LaFleur, Suzanne. Beautiful Blue World. Wendy Lamb. Grade 5 up

MacLachlan, Patricia. The Poet’s Dog. Katherine Tegen. Grade 4 up

Messner, Kate. The Seventh Wish. Bloomsbury. Grade 5 up

O’Connor, Barbara. Wish. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Grade 4 up

Olson, Tod. Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink. Scholastic. Grade 5 up

Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. Athenaeum. Grade 5 up

Sherman, Delia. The Evil Wizard. Smallbone Candlewick. Grade 5 up

Sonnenblick, Jordan. Falling Over Sideways. Scholastic. Grade 6 up

Sullivan, Tara. The Bitter Side of Sweet. Putnam. Grade 7 up

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White. HMH. Grade 4 up

Weeks, Sarah & Gita Varadarajan. Save Me a Seat. Scholastic. Grade 4 up

Weiner, Jennifer. The Littlest BigfootAladdin. Grade 4 up

Wolk, Lauren. Wolf Hollow. Dutton. Grade 6 up

2017 - 2018 Red Clover Nominees

Next year's Red Clover nominees have been chosen and are listed at the VT Department of Libraries website.  They are as follows:


 Archer, Micha. Daniel Finds a Poem. Nancy Paulsen, 2016. (ISBN 978-0399169137)

Barton, Chris. Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions. Illustrated by Don Tate. Charlesbridge, 2016. (ISBN 978-1580892971)

DiPucchio, Kelly. Dragon Was Terrible. Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. FSG, 2016. (ISBN 978- 0374300494)

Hall, Michael. Frankencrayon. Greenwillow, 2016. (ISBN 978-0062252111)

Hood, Susan. Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Simon & Schuster, 2016. (ISBN 978-1481430951)

John, Jory. Penguin Problems. Illustrated by Lane Smith. Random House, 2016. (ISBN 978- 0553513370)

Levy, Debbie. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark. Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley. Simon & Schuster, 2016. (ISBN 978-1481465595)

 London, Jonathan. Otters Love to Play. Illustrated by Meilo So. Candlewick, 2016. (ISBN 978- 0763669133)

Tonatiuh, Duncan. The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes. Abrams, 2016. (ISBN 978-1419721304)

Wenzel, Brendan. They All Saw a Cat. Chronicle, 2016. (ISBN 978-1452150130)

Each year wonderful books are chosen as nominees and this year's titles certainly convey fun ways to delve into different topics.

Monday, March 6, 2017

2016 - 2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Titles and More

Every year the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Committee chooses the best of children's literature as nominees for a vote for best book by Vermont students in Grades 4 - 8.  A brief biography of Dorothy Canfield Fisher can be found at the Vermont Hisorical Society at this link:

The Vermont Department of Libraries offers annotations or summaries of each book at this page:

The 2016 -2017 list of Dorothy Canfield Fisher nominees are as follows:


Dorothy Canfield Fisher Nominees

Vermont's book award for children. 
This list include fiction and non-fiction books. 

Barnett, Mac & Jory JohnThe Terrible TwoAmulet4 up
Beasley, CassieCircus MirandusDial4 up
Benjamin, AliThe Thing about JellyfishLittle, Brown5 up
Bond, RebeccaEscape from Baxters’ BarnHarcourt Brace4 up
Bradley, Kimberly BrubakerThe War that Saved my LifeDial5 up
Brown, DonDrowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New OrleansHarcourt Brace6 up
Chmakova, SvetlanaAwkwardYen5 up
Draper, SharonStella by StarlightAtheneum5 up
Gannon, NicholasThe DoldrumsGreenwillow4 up
Gino, AlexGeorge (audiobook)Scholastic4 up
Graff, LisaLost in the SunPhilomel5 up
Gruenbaum, Michael with Todd Hasak-LowySomewhere There is Still a SunAladdin5 up
Hautala, BethWaiting for UnicornsPhilamel5 up
Hilton, MarilynFull Cicada MoonDial5 up
Hoose, PhillipThe Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill ClubFarrar, Straus & Giroux7 up
Jamieson, VictoriaRoller GirlDial4 up
Jones, KellyUnusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry FarmerAlfred A. Knopf4 up
Kidd, RonaldNight on FireAlbert Whitman5 up
Maberry, JonathanThe Orphan Army (Nightsiders #1)Simon & Schuster5 up
Magoon, KeklaShadows of SherwoodBloomsbury5 up
Nielsen, Jennifer A.A Night DividedScholastic5 up
Oppel, KennethThe NestSimon & Schuster5 up
Pearsall, ShelleyThe Seventh Most Important ThingAlfred A. Knopf5 up
Priest, CherieI am Princess XArthur A. Levine7 up
Resau, LauraThe Lightning QueenScholastic5 up
Ryan, Pam MunozEchoScholastic5 up
Sands, KevinThe Blackthorn KeyAladdin5 up
Stead, RebeccaGoodbye StrangerWendy Lamb6 up
Stevenson, NoelleNimonaHarper Teen7 up
Wiechman, Kathy CannonLike a RiverCalkins Creek6 up