Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Nominees

2017-2018

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
Anderson, John David
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
Walden Pond
5 up
Barnhill, Kelly
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Algonquin
5 up
Bauer, Joan
Soar
Viking
5 up
Bayard, Louis
Lucky Strikes
Henry Holt
7 up
Brown, Peter
The Wild Robot
Little, Brown
4 up
Burg, Ann E.
Unbound: A Novel in Verse Scholastic
5 up
Cohen, Marina
The Inn Between Roaring Brook
5 up
Crilley, Mark The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw Watson-Guptill
4 up
Davies, Jacqueline
Nothing But Trouble
Katherine Tegen
5 up
Dumas, Firoozeh
It Ain’t So Awful, Falalfel
Clarion
5 up
Gemeinhart, Dan Some Kind of Courage Scholastic 6 up
Gidwitz, Adam The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Dutton 6 up
Gratz, Alan
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II
Scholastic
6 up
Griffin, Paul
When Friendship Followed Me Home
Dial 6 up
Harrington, Karen
Mayday
Little, Brown
5 up
Hopkinson, Deborah
A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket
Knopf
5 up
Kelly, Erin Entrada
The Land of Forgotten Girls
Greenwillow
5 up
LaFleur, Suzanne
Beautiful Blue World
Wendy Lamb
5 up
MacLachlan, Patricia
The Poet’s Dog
Katherine Tegen
4 up
Messner, Kate
The Seventh Wish
Bloomsbury 5 up
O’Connor, Barbara
Wish Farrar, Straus & Giroux
4 up
Olson, Todd
Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink
Scholastic
5 up
Reynolds, Jason
Ghost
Athenaeum
5 up
Sherman, Delia
The Evil Wizard Smallbone
Candlewick
5 up
Sonnenblick, Jordan
Falling Over Sideways
Scholastic
6 up
Sullivan, Tara
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Putnam
7 up
Sweet Melissa
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
HMH
4 up
Weeks, Sarah & Gita Varadarajan
Save Me a Seat Scholastic 4 up
Weiner, Jennifer
The Littlest Bigfoot Aladdin 4 up
Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow
Dutton
6 up