Heard On 'Vermont Edition'
- Hosted by Amy Kolb Noyes
The Vermont Department of Libraries has decided the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award will be renamed in 2020. Read more about the decision here — VPR will be following news of the update to assess how this program's name may be affected.
This year's winner was Refugee, meaning author Alan Gratz has now won the award two years in a row. And you can catch up on this past season below:
April: The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Pérez
March (aired early April): Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk
February (aired early March): Last Day on Mars, by Kevin Emerson
December (aired early January): Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, by Dusti Bowling
November: The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked and Found, by Martin W. Sandler
October: Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes, by Mary E. Lambert
September: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, by Chris Harris and illustrated by Lane Smith
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What is Dorothy's List?
Dorothy’s List is VPR’s book club for kids! Each month we highlight a book nominated for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. We visit schools and libraries where the book is being read, check out how young readers are interacting with the book and relay students’ questions to the author.
Dorothy's List is curated and reported by VPR's Amy Kolb Noyes.
The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
First given in 1957, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award has honored quality literature for children for over 55 years. Each spring, 30 nominees are named to the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Master List. After reading at least five books from the list, Vermont students in grades four through eight vote for their favorite. Learn more here.
Find more information about the books nominated for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award in recent years:
How to get involved
How does your school or library do Dorothy's List? Let us know! Share an activity or a lesson plan. Tell us what books you’d like to see highlighted on Dorothy’s List and why. And please let us know if you’re interested in participating in a future program!
Want to put up a poster for Dorothy's List in your classroom or library?