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2017 Red Clover and Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award State Winners Announced

posted May 8, 2017, 2:37 PM by Kathleen Finn   [ updated May 9, 2017, 12:13 PM ]
Drum roll, please!  The Vermont student voters have spoken for 2017!

The Dullards (Extra Boring Edition) by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, won this year's Red Clover Award for best picture book.  This title is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when ever-so-dull Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family of three children to a boring town to avoid any excitement in their lives.  Many of our Grade 1 to 3 students must have agreed, because this title came in a close 2nd at St. FX to Finding Winnie:  The Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.  

First graders cast their first votes for their favorite Red Clover book.

 The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and  Jory John won the most votes from Vermont students in Grades 4-8 for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award.   When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.  While this was a very popular title at St. FX, there was no runaway favorite here this year.  Indeed, 18 out of the 30 titles on this year's Dorothy's List received at least one vote and no title garnered more than three, which reflects the diverse reading tastes of our Grade 4-8 readers.