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Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award 2018—2019

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) 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.

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      Halfway Normal

      by Barbara Dee

      Dec 2017

      Advanced Readers

      2018-2019 Final Nominee
      A cancer survivor must readjust to "normal" middle school life in this hopeful novel.

      Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel

      by Kimberly Willis Holt

      Jul 2017

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      2018-2019 Final Nominee
      Twelve-year-old Stevie attempts to brighten the lives of her cranky grandfather and the residents of his motel by planting a garden.

      Train I Ride

      by Paul Mosier

      May 2017

      Advanced Readers

      2018-2019 Final Nominee
      Rydr is on a train heading east, leaving California. Her gramma can't take care of her anymore, so she's traveling to Chicago to live with a relative she's never met.

      The Someday Birds

      by Sally J. Pla

      Apr 2017

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      2018-2019 Final Nominee
      Charlie's perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan.

      The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

      by Martin W. Sandler

      Apr 2017

      History High

      2018-2019 Final Nominee
      Explore the exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah —the only pirate ship ever found—and the incredible mysteries it revealed. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of historical documents, illustrations, and maps.
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