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Red Clover Award 2018—2020

The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year thousands of Vermont school children read the 10 nominated picture books and vote for their favorite. The award has been handed out annually since 1997.

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      The Day You Begin

      by Jacqueline Woodson

      Oct 2018

      Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus

      2019-2020 Final Nominee
      There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael López's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes—and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

      Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

      by Helaine Becker

      Sep 2018

      Biography Elementary Plus

      2019-2020 Final Nominee

      From Katherine's earlybeginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominentmathematician at NASA, this is the story of an American icon who notonly calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives. More about Katherine Johnson. Sources. Full-color illustrations were created digitally in Photoshop with scans of watercolors and textures.

      Hawk Rising

      by Maria Gianferrari

      Aug 2018

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      2019-2020 Final Nominee
      A father red-tailed hawk hunts prey for his family in a suburban neighborhood in this thrilling, fierce, and gorgeous nonfiction picture book.

      Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

      by Annette Bay Pimentel

      May 2018

      Sports Elementary Plus

      2019-2020 Final Nominee
      When Bobbi Gibb tried to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, she was told it was a man's race. She set out to show the world just what a woman could do. Afterword. “Note on Names.” Selected bibliography. Oil and collage illustrations using tissue paper and patterned papers created with homemade stamps.
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