Second graders are enjoying this year's Red Clover books in the RES library. Named after Vermont's state flower, the Red Clover Award is Vermont's children's choice award for picture books. Every year, a group of teachers and librarians puts together a list of 10 fiction and nonfiction Red Clover books. Students who read or listen to at least five titles from the list get to vote on their favorite book. Their votes, along with votes from students all over the state, help choose the Red Clover Award winner.
This week we are reading and discussing the true story Elizabeth: Queen of the Seas by Lynn Cox and Brian Floca. Check out this link from the Indianapolis Public Library for more information about Elizabeth the elephant seal, and also about the author who is a world famous long distance swimmer. More information about the Red Clover program and the rest of this year's reading list is available at the Red Clover Website.
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