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Vermont Youth Book Awards

Red Clover Award

The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont’s elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books. Students then vote to pick the winner.

2017 Red Clover Winner: Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker

2018-19 Red Clover Nominees


Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award was created to honor excellence in children's literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year's nominated titles before voting. Voting takes place in the spring, generally beginning in April.

2018 Dorothy's List Winner: Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

2018-19 Dorothy's List Nominees


Green Mountain Book Award

The Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA), initiated in 2005, is a reader's choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 - 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. It is recommended that students read at least three of the year's 15 nominated titles before voting in the spring.

2018 GMBA Winner: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2018-19 Green Mountain Book Award Nominees


Matt Saunders is a library volunteer who does monthly movie reviews of youth DVD's that the library owns. 

Matt reviews Disney's The Jungle Book (2016; PG)

Matt Saunders reviews Pixar Animation's The Good Dinosaur (2015; PG)

Matt reviews Beauty and the Beast from Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. (2017; PG)

Matt Saunders is a 2016 UVM Think College graduate. He stays busy working at two jobs and hanging out with friends and family. His hobbies include movie watching, listening to music, his two cats Mac and Mia and one dog named Carter. Matt's goals include saving animals, raising money for the poor, and traveling the world. Matt lives in Starksboro, VT.

Services for Youth in Vermont

Hinesburg Community Resource Center Hinesburg Friends of Families, a branch of HCRC, offers free playgroups and other great resources for local families.

Help Me Grow Vermont  is a statewide system for improving access to existing resources and services for expectant parents and families with young children through age 8. 

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont  promotes and supports healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse. 

Building Bright Futures is Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. 

Children's Literacy Foundation aims to inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.