All school year, RES scholars have been sharing the 10 excellent picture books on the 2013-2014 Red Clover Award reading list. Every year the Vermont Center for the Book puts together a new reading list of 10 fiction and nonfiction picture books for this award, which is named after our state flower. Vermont students in kindergarten through fourth grade read, listen to, discuss, and write about the books on the list. Then each student votes for his or her favorite.
This year's Red Clover winner at RES, by a large margin, was The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer. Scholars were enthralled by this true story of a rescued lion cub named Zamba who went on to become a movie star. Zamba also saved many other animals' lives during a terrible storm at his California ranch home.
In order of popularity at RES, this year's Red Clover books were:
|The World's Greatest Lion|
|Brothers at Bat|
|One Cool Friend|
|Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs|
|Lemonade in Winter|
|Looking at Lincoln|
|Infinity and Me|
|The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau|
Now all the Red Clover votes from RES will go to the Vermont Center for the Book. The VCB will add our votes together with votes from elementary schools all over Vermont. The top vote-getter from the whole state will be declared the Red Clover Award Winner for 2014. More information about the Red Clover program is available from the Vermont Center for the Book.
We are very proud of our scholars and their hard work in reading and evaluating this year's Red Clover books!
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