Monday, September 29, 2008

The Great Stevens Frenzy

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Red Clover Conference at the Basin Harbor Inn in Vergennes. The keynote and endnote speakers were Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, lovingly known as the Stevens Sisters. Their book, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, was the 2007 Red Clover Winner, Vermont's Children's Choice Picture Book Award. They were fantastic speakers--entertaining and inspirational. They helped us recognize the child within ourselves and reminded us who, as children's librarians, are first and foremost in our professions.

We have several books by the Stevens Sisters (Susan writes and Janet illustrates). Check them out--you won't be sorry!

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (a 2002-2003 Red Clover Selection)
The Great Fuzz Frenzy (the 2006-2007 Red Clover winner)
Help Me, Mr. Mutt (brand new)

We also have books by each individual sister as well. You can find them listed in our online catalog by their names.

While you're at it, take a look at this year's Red Clover selections. As a committee member, I can honesty say that each title is carefully selected by ten pairs of critical and knowledgeable eyes. And the real winners? The kids--our Red Clover readers.