Bluestem Award Nominees 2019

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award presented by the Association of School Library Educators (AISLE).The list may include timeless classics and current titles. Most of these books are available on our School Reading List Nooks. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Children’s Fiction (J)

Anderson Ms. Bixby's Last Day    (Also available on CD.)
Creech Moo    (Also available on CD and Playaway.)
Graff A Tangle of Knots    (Also available as eBook,)
Khan Amina's Voice    (Also available on CD and Playaway.)
O'Connor Wish    (Also available on CD.)
Park Project Mulberry    (Also available on CD.)
What What Was the Great Chicago Fire?
Willems The Story of Diva and Flea

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Conklin Counting Thyme    (Also available on CD.)
DuPrau City of Ember    (Also available on CD, Playaway, eBook and eAudio.)
Frost Diamond Willow    (Also available on CD and Playaway.)
Hunt Fish in a Tree    (Also available on CD, eBook and eAudio.)
Lord A Handful of Stars    (Also available on CD, Playaway and eBook.)

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J609.2 BA Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
J388.4 CO The Secret Subway
J796.323 CO Game Changer: McLendon and the Secret Game
J921 Hoge Ugly: A Memoir    (Also available on CD.)
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
J921 Ginsburg I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
J709.2 Posada Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Last Updated: 6/18


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