And the winner is...

posted Jun 30, 2017, 11:26 AM by Jennifer Johnson

THE TERRIBLE TWO by Jory John and Mac Barnett has won the 2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award!

An award ceremony was held on Thursday, June 8 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. Mac Barnett attended virtually via Skype to accept the award on behalf of himself, co-author Jory John, and illustrator Kevin Cornell. Mac also gave a small presentation and answered questions from students in the audience. To watch a video of Mac's appearance, click here!

2017-2018 Nominees Are Out!

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:03 PM by Jennifer Johnson

The 2017-2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award nominees have been announced! Click here to find out which books made the list!

Voting for the 2016-2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award is now open!

posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:14 AM by Jennifer Johnson   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 7:15 AM ]

Vermont students in grades 4-8 who have read at least five of the nominated titles are eligible to submit a vote for their favorite title! Go here to submit a vote for your school or library!

Voting deadline is April 24, 2017.

60th Anniversary Art Contest!

posted Dec 20, 2016, 1:26 PM by Jennifer Johnson   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 9:41 AM ]

2017 marks the 60th year that the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award will be given!

To celebrate, the Friends of Dorothy Canfield Fisher are inviting youth in grades 4-8 to create a piece of artwork that will be used on special 60th anniversary bookmarks, posters, and other media that will be given this year at our conference and award ceremony.

What will YOU create to honor Dorothy's 60 year legacy?


*Signed book by Kekla Magoon

*Signed book by Dana Alison Levy

*Special recognition at Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Ceremony in June

Contest Rules:

*Entrants must be in grades 4-8; all art submitted should be created solely by the entrant

*Any media can be used to create the artwork (including digital applications) as long as any images used are not under copyright

*Art should incorporate 60th anniversary theme; visit this page for past winners and information about Dorothy Canfield Fisher

*Entrants should complete an entry form (at the bottom of this page) and mail with their artwork

*All entries and entry forms must be postmarked by March 10, 2017 and sent to the Friends' PO box in Montpelier. All submitted artwork will not be returned at the end of the contest; it will be used for a special display at this year's conference and award ceremony.

Friends of Dorothy Canfield Fisher
PO Box 552
Montpelier, VT 05601

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Johnson at jennifer.johnson@vermont.gov.

Congratulations, Cece Bell!

posted Dec 14, 2016, 12:03 PM by Jennifer Johnson

Cece Bell's book El Deafo is the winner of the 2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award!

You can watch her accept her award and her presentation at Montpelier High School, held on June 15, on ORCA Media's website.

Don't forget to vote!

posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:24 AM by Jennifer Johnson

We will be accepting votes for your students' favorite 2015-2016 Dorothy's List nominee until 5pm today! Go here to submit your votes!

2016 Conference Workshop Information Available!

posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:00 AM by Jennifer Johnson

Go to "The Conference" tab and click on "2016 Conference" to find out more about this year's workshops!

2016-2017 Dorothy's List Nominees Announced!

posted Mar 17, 2016, 7:54 AM by Jennifer Johnson

2016-2017's thirty nominees have been announced! Go here for for the list! A more detailed list with ISBNs and synopses will be posted later, so keep checking back.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Winner of Logo Contest Announced!

posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:36 AM by Jennifer Johnson

The Friends of Dorothy Canfield Fisher are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 logo contest!

Congratulations to Destiny Sheeley of Richford, VT! She and her proud school librarian, Annette Goyne, have been perfecting the final touches. We think it's absolutely lovely!


You can also see the new logo featured on the 2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Conference page! So if you haven't yet registered, this is a good time to do so. Go here to register!

The Friends are also purchasing new colored spine labels that say "Dorothy's List" on them. All members of the Friends and conference attendees will receive 30 free labels. Additional labels will be available for a fee. We will have more informations soon, so check back here!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. All logo submissions will be displayed at the conference. We received many fantastic designs!

Conference Registration Open Soon!

posted Feb 3, 2016, 9:15 AM by Jennifer Johnson   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 9:26 AM ]

Registration for the 2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Conference will open soon! Keep checking back for updates. 

Basic Info:

The 2016 conference will be held in Lake Morey, VT on Friday, May 6!

The keynote speaker will be Cynthia Lord (Rules, Touchblue, Half a Chance, A Handful of Stars) and the endnote speaker will be Gareth Hinds, author of several graphic novels for children based on classics (The Odyssey, Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet.) Check back for more info about workshops and more!

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