Vermont Youth Book Awards Announced
The 2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award goes to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House, 2013). Named in honor of the late Vermont author, the Fisher Award has encouraged children to “become enthusiastic and discriminating readers” since its creation in 1957. The winner is decided by children in grades 4-8 from a predetermined list of titles.
The 2015 Red Clover Award for picture books goes to Drew Daywalt for The Day the Crayons Quit illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group, 2013). Children in grades K-4 chose their favorite title from a pre-selected list.
This year’s Green Mountain Book Award goes to The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Putnam/Penguin Young Readers Group, 2013). Launched in 2005, the award celebrates pleasure reading and quality contemporary literature. The winner is chosen by students in grades 9-12.
Contact: Sharon Colvin, Youth Services Consultant