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For Kids Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Children's Book Award, first given in 1957, is co-sponsored by the Vermont state PTA and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Each year, 30 books are selected as candidates for the award. Students in Grades 4-8 who read at least 5 books from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite in the spring.

Brownell Library has a second set of the DCF Books available for students to check out, thanks to funding from the Friends of Brownell Library. Find them on a special shelf in the Youth Library.

Brownell Library sponsors a monthly series of DCF Booktalks for Homeschoolers from November to March, with voting in April. (Find dates on our calendar.) Four titles are presented each month, with student discussion following. Any student whose school doesn't participate in the DCF Award can also vote here. 


Go to the DCF Website for more details.