Photo: A few of the 2017-18 nominees for Vermont’s 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award.  Photo by library staff.

Vermont students in grades four through eight have until Monday, April 9, 2018, to vote for their favorite book from the 30 nominees for the 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award.

Teachers and librarians should collect student votes and use  this online form to submit all votes at one time, according to the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Friends of Dorothy Canfield Fisher .

Students are eligible to vote if they are:

  • A Vermont resident and/or attend school in Vermont;
  • In grades 4-8;
  • Have read at least five of the 2017-2018 nominated titles.

Voting Rules:

  • Each student is entitled to one vote only.
  • All votes must be submitted through the online form only.
  • All votes must be submitted by Monday, April 9, 2018. There will be no exceptions.

Note to teachers and librarians: The total number of votes for all books should equal the total number of students you had voting —  i.e. one vote per student. If these numbers do not match, your submission will be automatically disqualified.

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award was created in 1957 to honor excellence in children’s literature. Winners have included Suzanne Collins, Carl Hiaasen, Judy Blume, and David Budbill. The awards program includes an annual conference, with this year’s taking place May 4 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee.

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