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Red Clover Book Award

red clover logo, drawn image of a red cloverThe 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.

2022-2023 Award Year Information and Materials

Past Nominees and Winners

The 2022-23 Red Clover Book Award Committee is:

  • Abby Adams, Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham) & Shoreham Elementary School 
  • Valerie Bang-Jensen, Saint Michael’s College (Colchester)
  • Cara Clopton, Allen Brook School (Williston)
  • Hannah Fjeld, Neshobe School (Brandon) Chair
  • Abby Johnson, Cobleigh Public Library (Lyndonville)
  • Tessa Johnson, Hartford School District 
  • Liv Perry, Morristown Elementary School 
  • Joyce Yoo Babbitt Windsor Central Supervisory (Woodstock)

Publisher Submission Guidelines

Books to be considered by the Red Clover Book Award Committee are submitted by publishers. At least one copy of each title, which will be circulated to committee members, should be sent to:

Red Clover Book Award Committee

c/o Vermont Department of Libraries

60 Washington St., Suite 2

Barre, VT 05641

Books published in the current calendar year may be sent at any time during the year. However, sending books as soon as feasible makes it possible to give all books more careful consideration.

Publishers are invited to submit books that meet the following criteria:

  • The book must have been published in the current calendar year. Reprints and compilations previously copyrighted are not eligible.
  • The book must have been written by a living author.
  • The book must be original or, if traditional in origin, the result of individual research. The retelling and reinterpretation must be the writer's own.
  • Books written by a previous recipient of The Red Clover Book Award may be considered at the discretion of the committee.
  • Books should have children as their intended audience and be appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade.

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