Vermont Golden Dome List

Middle School readers rejoice: The new Vermont Golden Dome list (formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher list) for 2021-22 has been announced!

The books on this list have undergone a rigorous vetting process, read & ruminated on & reviewed by librarians, teachers & booksellers across the state of Vermont. The 25 titles on this list are fiction, nonfiction, & graphic novels that were deemed, by this Vermont panel, the best books for this age group published in 2020.

Take a look at what made the cut this year:

Cinders and Sparrows By Stefan Bachmann Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062289957
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 13th, 2020

The Canyon's Edge By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316494694
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

Fighting Words By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

King and the Dragonflies By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

Cub By Cynthia L. Copeland Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781616208486
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

My Life in the Fish Tank By Barbara Dee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534432338
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Published: Aladdin - September 15th, 2020

Wink By Rob Harrell Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984815163
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Published: Puffin Books - January 12th, 2021

Lupe Wong Won't Dance By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

BenBee and the Teacher Griefer: The Kids Under the Stairs By K.A. Holt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182513
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 22nd, 2020

When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: Should Be On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) By Tae Keller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
Availability: Should Be On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

Snapdragon By Kat Leyh Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
Availability: Should Be On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Millionaires for the Month By Stacy McAnulty Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175255
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Birdie and Me By J. M. M. Nuanez Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399186783
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Published: Puffin Books - February 16th, 2021

Bloom (The Overthrow #1) By Kenneth Oppel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524773007
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Prairie Lotus By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Things Seen from Above By Shelley Pearsall Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524717421
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Published: Yearling - February 9th, 2021

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Here in the Real World By Sara Pennypacker Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062698964
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2021

Trowbridge Road By Marcella Pixley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207507
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

Black Brother, Black Brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316493796
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

Land of the Cranes By Aida Salazar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343809
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The Way Back By Gavriel Savit Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894625
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood By Uri Shulevitz Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780374313715
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 13th, 2020

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Before the Ever After By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020