The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award was created to honor excellence in children’s literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year’s nominated titles before voting.

Click here for the 2016-2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List.

Green Mountain Book award logoThe Green Mountain Book Award initiated in 2005, is a reader’s choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 – 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. It is recommended that students read at least three of the year’s 15 nominated titles before voting in the spring.

Click here for the 2016-2017 Green Mountain Book Award Master List.

Internet Search Engines For Kids

Directories and Homework Help Sites

Awesome Library organizes the Web for you kids:

Information Please this atlas, almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia includes a “Homework Center

Homework Spot is divided by grade level (elementary, middle school and high school

US Government websites for kids arranged alphabetically by general subjects, (e.g. animals, the environment

Yahooligans is one of the best-known directories for kids

Great Library Websites for Kids

Activity TV is a website that features free step-by-step video instructions that can also be printed. The website offers a wide array of fun activities for children and covers a variety of topics, such as crafts, cooking, puppets, science, plus more

KidSpace is one of the best-known directories for kids

Kids Click offers librarians compiled web searches on 600 subjects in 15 different categories for kids

Sleepopolis is a great page that is full of bedtime and kid friendly stories.

The Library Spot lets you look at the websites of libraries in the United States as well as around the world, find information through the Reference Desk, or go to the Reading Room for book reviews and suggested reading

Language Learning Library is the largest and most comprehensive language learning portal on the web offering highly relevant and useful language learning related resources