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2020-21 Red Clover Book Award

red clover logoThe Red Clover Book Award, sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries, 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. The 2020 conference will be held virtually in October.

Teachers and Librarians:  While we will not be able to gather in person for the Red Clover conference this fall, we have created a virtual book table here. Schools and libraries may set up an account to qualify for our educator's discount and no sales tax will be collected. Please contact the store for more details: or 802-649-1114.

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life

Hummingbird Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Jane Ray (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536205381
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 7th, 2019

Follow a tiny hummingbird on its journey from Central America to Central Park in a captivating tale with exquisite illustrations echoing the creature’s jeweled tones.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062748683
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019


* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062447623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

* 4 Starred Reviews *

* An Indie Next List Pick *

“Playful, bold, and, much like its subject, full of grace.” —Jillian Tamaki, Caldecott Honor winner for This One Summer

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626727465
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review

Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival Cover Image
By Lindsay Moore, Lindsay Moore (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062791283
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - January 22nd, 2019

Lindsay Moore’s remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a lone polar bear as she makes her way across sea ice in the Arctic.

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons Cover Image
By Laura Purdie Salas, Mercè López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781512498097
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 2nd, 2019

you gasp as I roar,
my mane exploding, sizzling--
lion of the sky

Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas. The poems celebrate the seasons and describe everything from an earthworm to a baseball to an apple to snow angels, alongside full-color illustrations.

Small in the City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823442614
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 3rd, 2019

It can be a little scary to be small in a big city, but this child has some good advice for a very special friend in need.

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Writer!
A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title

Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544959002
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Kirkus Best Book / Publishers Weekly Best Book
 "Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world."–Kirkus, STARRED review

 " [A] wholly original and moving affirmation of one crab’s power to bring a community together.&q

Sweety Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525580003
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 26th, 2019

An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!

From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.