Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Nominees



Vermont’s book award for children, voted for by children, in grades 4-8. These books include fiction and non-fiction books. Titles in our collection are in italics.


Author Title Publisher Grade
Black, Holly
Doll Bones
Margaret K. McElderry
5 up
DiCamillo, Kate
Flora & Ulysses
Candlewick 4 up
Federle, Tim
Better Nate Than Ever
Simon & Schuster
5 up
Fleming, David
Saturday Boy
Viking Juvenile
6 up
Frost, Helen
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War
5 up
Gerwirtz, Adina Rishe
Zebra Forest
Candlewick 6 up
Goldblatt, Mark
Random House 6 up
Grabenstein, Chris
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Random House
5 up
Greenberg, Jan & Sandra Jordan
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Roaring Brook Press
5 up
Harrington, Karen
Sure Signs of Crazy
Little, Brown
6 up
Hasak-Lowy, Todd
33 Minutes…Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt Aladdin 5 up
Hopkinson, Deborah
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Knopf 5 up
Kadohata, Cynthia
The Thing About Luck
Atheneum 5 up
Kurtz, Chris
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
Harcourt 4 up
LaValley, Josanne
The Vine Basket
Clarion Books
6 up
Leyson, Leon
Boy on the Wooden Box
Atheneum 6 up
Marino, Nan
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace
Roaring Brook Press
5 up
McNeal, Tom
Far Far Away
7 up
Ottaviani, Jim
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas
First Second
5 up
Peck, Richard
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Dial 4 up
Pileggi, Leah
Prisoner 88
5 up
Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Counting by 7s
Dial 6 up
Stone, Tanya Lee
Courage Has No Color
6 up
Sullivan, Tara
Golden Boy
Putnam Juvenile
7 up
Swanson, James
“The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy Scholastic 6 up
Timberlake, Amy
One Came Home
5 up
Urban, Linda
The Center of Everything
HMH Books
4 up
Vande Velde, Vivian
4 up
Vawter, Vince
Random House
5 up
Williams-Garcia, Rita
P.S. Be Eleven
Amistad/HarperCollins 5 up