The VT Middle-Grade Book Award* (formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award) was created to honor excellence in children's literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades 4-8 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. Voting takes place in the spring, generally beginning in April.
*Students will vote on a new name for the award in Fall 2020.
Click on the image for a complete title list with annotations. To help keep track of your reading, pick up a punch card in the library!
The winner of the 2019-2020 Middle Grade Book Award is SMALL SPACES by Katherine Arden!