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Red Rover, Red Rover, What’s on (the new) Red Clover?

Committee members will present next year’s (2021-2022) Red Clover picture books. We will share each book, and why it was selected for the list. Participants will have the opportunity to share first impressions and feedback about this year’s list. The Red Clover Book Award Program is a children’s choice picture book award designed to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of the picture book. The award encourages readers to enjoy, explore and discuss the pictorial, narrative and design elements of the picture book in order to: sharpen critical thinking and communication skills; heighten appreciation of literature and the visual arts; and nurture enthusiasm for reading and promote lifelong learning.

The Red Clover Book Award Committee is comprised of Vermont literacy experts such as public librarians, school librarians, teachers, and authors, and ranges from eight to ten members. The committee is managed by the youth services consultant at the Vermont Department of Libraries, with additional consulting from the Vermont Center for the Book.