Sunday Salon: Red Clover Nominees (February 7, 2010)

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I love this time of year at my school. This coming week is I Love To Read and Write Week. During this week, we have guest readers coming into the classrooms reading all the Red Clover nominees. The Red Clover Award is an award that is voted on by the children of Vermont. The children hear all the nominated picture books and then vote on their favorite one. The results from all the schools are tabulated and then the winner is announced in April. Some past winners include Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and The Great Fuzz Frenzy.

This year’s nominees:

I have not read any of the nominated books yet. I’m hoping to curl up with them on Monday and check them out.

The kids in my class always love participating in the voting. They take it very seriously. When the winner is finally announced over the loud-speaker, you can hear cheers throughout the school while in the hallways you also overhear kids discussing the results: Should that book have won or a different one and why? I love hearing kids talk about books!

Have you read any of these books? Which one would you vote for?


4 Responses

  1. Nope, haven’t read any of those. I’m glad you explained what the award was…

  2. I haven’t read any of these either, but I loved Knuffle Bunny.

  3. I can’t wait to read some tomorrow!

  4. I love the idea of kids voting for a book! It means more than adults picking the book I think. And what a great way to get kids excited about reading and books.

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