Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award 2015/2016 Nominated Books
"First given in 1957, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award has honored quality literature for children for over 50 years now. Each spring, a committee of eight carefully selects 30 books to comprise the DCF Master List. After reading at least 5 books from the list, students then vote for their favorite titles the following spring. The winning author is invited to visit Vermont to speak with children about the experience of writing such fine literature for such fine people" excerpt taken from http://www.dcfaward.org/
***The B.E.S. library has the books with the titles in yellow. The other books can be found at your local public library. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier El Deafo by Cece Bill The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis The Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine Under the Egg by Laura M. Fitzgerald There Will be Bears by Ryan Gebhart Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson The Art of Secrets by James Klise The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher by Jessica Lawson The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin Greenglass House by Kate Milford The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth Unfriended by Rachel Vail
VOTING IN APRIL... "Organize your voting. Each child participating should vote for his/her own favorite book. Only students in grades 4 - 8 may vote, and each child may vote only once and for only one book. It is not necessary to have read all the books in order to vote, but the committee recommends that children read at least five so that they are able to select a true "favorite" from the list.
Several days before the voting, the children should be reminded of the forthcoming voting in order to think over the books on the Master List that they have read and be prepared to make a selection. Public libraries can have homeschoolers vote, or involve all of the children if the local school does not participate. Be sure that no child votes more than once. Votes should be counted, tabulated by grade level and sent to the current chair of the committee by the deadline." excerpt taken from www.dcfaward.org