Vermont State Reading Lists

2018 - 2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List Selection

Patina

(Book #2 of Track)
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: August 29, 2017
Ages: 10 - 99

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal...

Halfway Normal

This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: September 5, 2017
Ages: 9 - 13

A cancer survivor must readjust to “normal” middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare.Norah Levy has...

2017 - 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List Selection

The Littlest Bigfoot

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: September 13, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

A New York Times Bestseller “A charming story about finding a safe place to let your freak flag fly.” —People “Young readers who have ever felt too big...

Ghost

(Book #1 of Track)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2016
Ages: 10 - 99

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost...

2016 - 2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List Selection

Stella by Starlight

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de...

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun

A Memoir of the Holocaust
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Resilience shines throughout Michael Gruenbaum’s “riveting memoir” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) about his time in the Terezin concentration camp...

The Orphan Army

(Book #1 of The Nightsiders)
This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: May 19, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Milo’s Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan...

The Nest

Illustrated by Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

“The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory.” —The New York Times Book Review Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the...

The Blackthorn Key

(Book #1 of The Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in...

2015 - 2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List Selection

The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: July 1, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

Becky Thatcher has her side of the story to tell—and it’s a whopper—in this creative spin on Mark Twain’s beloved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,...

The Boundless

Illustrated by Jim Tierney
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: April 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.The Boundless, the greatest...

No Summit out of Sight

The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: May 6, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great...

2018 Green Mountain Book Award Winner

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

2017 - 2018 Green Mountain Book Award Master List Selection

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

2016 - 2017 Green Mountain Book Award Master List Selection

All American Boys

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this Coretta Scott...

2015 - 2016 Green Mountain Book Award Master List Selection

Winger

Illustrated by Sam Bosma
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: May 14, 2013
Ages: 12 - 99

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a...

2017-2018 Red Clover Book Award Nominee

I Dissent

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 20, 2016
Ages: 4 - 8

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make...

Ada's Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: May 3, 2016
Ages: 4 - 8

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an...

2016-2017 Red Clover Book Award Nominee

We Forgot Brock!

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for...

Raindrops Roll

Photographs by April Pulley Sayre
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Discover the wonder of water in this refreshingly fun and fascinating exploration of rain, raindrops, and the water cycle from the creator of Rah, Rah,...