2014-2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher List

Every year, Vermont students vote for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award winning book from a list of 30 contenders (www.dcfaward.org). We're offering 25% off ordering the entire DCF list for your classroom or library; 20% off individual books. Contact jane@bearpondbooks.com for ordering information.
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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Encore -- Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas / Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by K. Campbell is the winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal. The book’s heroine is ten-year-old Flora Belle Buckman.

Doll Bones

Get this from a library! [Holly Black] -- Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a .

Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.

The Saturday Boy

Realistic fiction: Every school day seems to bring more trouble to eleven-year-old Derek, whose former best friend bullies him, while at home he deals with the long absence of his father, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and his mother's sudden moodiness.

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War

Salt: a story of friendship in a time of war / Helen Frost "Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of

Zebra Forest

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz - In an extraordinary debut novel, an escaped fugitive upends everything two siblings think they know about their family, their past, and themselves.


Middle school boys have been waiting for Julian Twerski. In the recent novel TWERP, author Mark Goldblatt turns the bully paradigm on its head, giving us a gruesomely honest account of the middle school power dynamic.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius

The Mad Potter George E. Ohr Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan George Ohr was a potter who made unusually shaped an.

Sure Signs of Crazy

You’ve never met anyone exactly like Sarah Nelson. While most of her classmates geek out over Harry Potter, Sarah writes letters to Atticus Finch, the dad in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her best friend is a plant. And she’s…Read more ›

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in

The Thing About Luck

Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz. Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs.