Summer Reading for Kids

My son (who, from this day forward, will be referred to as minimaple) and I visited our local library recently. While pawing through the board books, I noticed some bookmarks for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Awards and the Red Clover Awards. If you are looking for some summer reading for your kids, these 2 Vermont award programs can give you some great leads!!

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher(DCF) Children's Book Award, first given in 1957, is co-sponsored by the Vermont State PTA and the Vermont Department of Libraries. The DCF books are carefully selected and highly recommended by a committee of eight educators and librarians. (The above logo is by Hedda Peterson - Student, U32 High School East Montpelier, VT; Winner of the statewide DCF Childrens Choice Award Logo competition)

The 2006 DCF Award Winner is
The Old Willis Place
by Mary Downing Hahn

You can also view a list
of the Previous winners of the DCF 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 29,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books. The Red Clover Award is co-sponsored by Mother Goose Programs, Windham County Reads and the Vermont Departments of Education and Libraries.

This year's Red Clover Award winner
is Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
by Mo Willems.

A list of previous Red Clover winners is also available.

So visit your local library - and enjoy a good summer read with your child!


BernieRA said...

Wow, MapleMama. You have been very busy with your blog. Quite an eclectic resource.

I'm struggling to keep up, and just a few weeks ago you were lamenting your lack of presence here. I'm extremely impressed.

The typing is impeccable, by the way.

MapleMama said...

Why thanks, Bernie! I just love spell check!

Seriously - I think I had more to share than I even knew. Although I am feeling that my blog is pretty scattered topic wise - but, for now, maybe that will reach a wider audience.

You keep up the great work too! I am particularly intrigued with your recent post teasers (Click to see more) - where you are only posting part of the content on the front page. Really keeps things neat! I like it!

Thanks again! LOEV you!