Red Clover Book Award

Given by Vermont Department of Libraries

Other Names: Vermont Red Clover Award
280 Works 203,397 Books 14,934 Reviews 4.3

The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year thousands of Vermont school children read the 10 nominated picture books and vote for their favorite

show more in the spring. The award has been handed out annually since 1997.
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Winner 27

Nominee 280

Little Good Wolf by Susan Stevens Crummel2024
Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love by Michelle Edwards2024
Bobcat Prowling by Maria Gianferrari2024
Berry Song by Michaela Goade2024
Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser2024
The Pet Potato by Josh Lacey2024
Dragon Bones: The Fantastic Fossil Discoveries of Mary Anning by Sarah Glenn Marsh2024
Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker2024
Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow2024
Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang2024
I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story by Mark Pett2023
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams2023
A Song of Frutas by Margarita Engle2023
The Lost Package by Richard Ho2023
The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley2023
The Capybaras by Alfredo Soderguit2023
The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer2023
Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor2023
Watercress by Andrea Wang2023
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler2023
The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan2022
All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel2022
If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall2022
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant2022
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming2022
The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney2022
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex2022
How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima Shiraishi2022
Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker2022
I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen2022
Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together by Andrea Tsurumi2021
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander2021
Hummingbird by Nicola Davies2021
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise2021
It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear2021
Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival by Lindsay Moore2021
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard2021
Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas2021
Small in the City by Sydney Smith2021
Sweety by Andrea Zuill2021
Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller2020
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee2020
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker2020
Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman2020
Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All by Douglas Florian2020
Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari2020
Drawn Together by Minh Lê2020
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love2020
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel2020
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson2020
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt2019
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes2019
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell2019
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy2019
The Bad Seed by Jory John2019
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken2019
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin2019
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner2019
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2019
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai2019
Frankencrayon by Michael Hall2018
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer2018
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton2018
Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio2018
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood2018
Penguin Problems by Jory John2018
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy2018
Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London2018
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh2018
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel2018
Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker2017
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy2017
Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond2017
Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram2017
The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond2017
We Forgot Brock! by Carter Goodrich2017
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina2017
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre2017
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker2017
Glamourpuss by Sarah Weeks2017
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton2016
My Grandfather's Coat by Jim Aylesworth2016
Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome) by Barbara Bottner2016
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox2016
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko2016
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann2016
Blizzard by John Rocco2016
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman2016
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson2016
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein2016
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt2015
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown2015
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant2015
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman2015
Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming2015
The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein2015
The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan2015
Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre2015
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea2015
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books) by Tanya Lee Stone2015
The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer2014
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo2014
Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford2014
Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins2014
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman2014
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel2014
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words by Leda Schubert2014
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick2014
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems2014
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson2014
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett2013
Three by the Sea by Mini Grey2013
Neville by Norton Juster2013
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon2013
Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell2013
Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina2013
Blackout by John Rocco2013
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman2013
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith2013
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet2013
Born Yesterday: The Diary of a Young Journalist by James Solheim2012
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black2012
I Know Here by Laurel Croza2012
Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo2012
Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilani-Williams2012
Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise2012
Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Ruthie Knapp2012
Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse by Emily Arnold McCully2012
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer2012
Art & Max by David Wiesner2012
Let's Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile2011
Redwoods by Jason Chin2011
Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley2011
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca2011
Pennies for Elephants by Lita Judge2011
Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy2011
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini2011
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle2011
An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing2011
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino2011
Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby2010
The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato2010
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee2010
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham2010
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson2010
Finding Home by Sandra Markle2010
Silent Music by James Rumford2010
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman2010
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone2010
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter2010
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt2009
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach2009
Fred Stays with Me! by Nancy Coffelt2009
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies2009
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman2009
Dadblamed Union Army Cow by Susan Fletcher2009
Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator2009
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington2009
Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson2009
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine2009
Flotsam by David Wiesner2008
The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold2008
Max's Words by Kate Banks2008
The Secret-Keeper by Kate Coombs2008
I Lost My Tooth In Africa by Penda Diakité2008
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look2008
Mama, I'll Give You the World by Roni Schotter2008
This Is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore2008
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly-Pie by Judy Sierra2008
Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler2008
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens2007
Terrific by Jon Agee2007
Elephants Can Paint Too! by Katya Arnold2007
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins2007
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster2007
Nora's Ark by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock2007
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty2007
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth2007
Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet2007
Mudball by Matt Tavares2007
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems2006
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor2006
Going North by Janice N. Harrington2006
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes2006
Mr. George Baker by Amy Hest2006
Skin Again by bell hooks2006
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins2006
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman2006
If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky2006
The Impudent Rooster by Sabina Rascol2006
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems2005
Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming2005
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein2005
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah Hopkinson2005
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins2005
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long2005
The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig (Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin2005
My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits2005
Rhyolite: The True Story of a Ghost Town by Diane Siebert2005
Mary Smith by Andrea U'Ren2005
I Stink! by Kate McMullan2004
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein2004
Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg2004
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman2004
Atlantic by G. Brian Karas2004
From Dawn till Dusk by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock2004
Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia by Won-Ldy Paye2004
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan2004
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon2004
Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon by Katrin Tchana2004
Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka2003
Milo's Hat Trick by Jon Agee2003
Larky Mavis by Brock Cole2003
Fannie in the Kitchen: The Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements by Deborah Hopkinson2003
Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst2003
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman2003
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport2003
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont2003
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens2003
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson2003
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin2002
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler2002
The Hunter by Mary Casanova2002
If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian2002
Olivia by Ian Falconer2002
mammalabilia by Douglas Florian2002
Hog Music by M. C. Helldorfer2002
Yoshi's Feast by Kimiko Kajikawa2002
Big Jabe by Jerdine Nolen2002
The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story by Judy Sierra2002
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer2001
Full Belly Bowl by Jim Aylesworth2001
The Hatseller And The Monkeys by Baba Wague Diakite2001
Weslandia by Paul Fleischman2001
I, Crocodile by Fred Marcellino2001
Don't Make Me Laugh by James Stevenson2001
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges2001
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback2001
Serefina Under the Circumstances by Phyllis Theroux2001
Sector 7 by David Wiesner2001
10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann2000
The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin2000
I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer2000
The Wild Boy by Mordicai Gerstein2000
Zelda and Ivy by Laura McGee Kvasnosky2000
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin2000
Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers2000
Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables by Jon Scieszka2000
Snow by Uri Shulevitz2000
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig2000
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake1999
Anansi Does The Impossible!: An Ashanti Tale by Verna Aardema1999
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler1999
One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi1999
Gabriella's Song by Candace Fleming1999
Time to Sleep (An Owlet Book) by Denise Fleming1999
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley1999
The Goose That Almost Got Cooked by Marc Simont1999
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart1999
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells1999
Art Dog by Thacher Hurd1998
Night Driving by John Coy1998
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman1998
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes1998
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho1998
The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston1998
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull1998
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey1998
The Blushful Hippopotamus by Chris Raschka1998
Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley1998
Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini1997
Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London1997
What You Know First by Patricia MacLachlan1997
Nights of the Pufflings by Bruce McMillan1997
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin (Little Big Book) by Lloyd Moss1997
The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci1997
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens1997
Whistling Dixie by Marcia K. Vaughan1997
Max and Ruby's Midas : Another Greek Myth by Rosemary Wells1997
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen1997


The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year thousands of Vermont school children read the 10 nominated picture books and vote for their favorite in the spring. The award has been handed out annually since 1997.

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The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont’s elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books. The Red Clover Award is co-sponsored by the Vermont Center for the Book / Mother Goose Programs, the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Agency of Education. The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont’s elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books.

The Red Clover Award is co-sponsored by the Vermont Center for the Book / Mother Goose Programs, the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Agency of Education.

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