Since 1997 Vermont school children in kindergarten through fourth grade have read 10 nominated picture books, then voted for their favorite to receive the Red Clover Book Award.

The winner for 2017 – 18 is “Frankencrayon,” written and illustrated by Michael Hall.

The nine other nominated titles, all published in 2016, were:

“Daniel Finds a Poem,” written and illustrated by Micha Archer.

“Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super Soaking Stream of Inventions,” written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Don Tate.

“Dragon Was Terrible” written by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.

“Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay,” written by Susan Hood, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.
“Penguin Problems,” written by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith.
 “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,” written by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley.
“Otters Love to Play,” written by Jonathan London, illustrated by Meilo So.
“The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes,” written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.
“They All Saw a Cat,” written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel.
The Red Clover Award is coordinated by the Vermont Center for the Book Mother Goose Programs.