Bluestem Award 2022 Nominees

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Grades 3-5 Reader's Choice Award presented by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE). The list may include classics and current titles. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Children’s Fiction (J)

Choldenko One-Third Nerd    (Available as eBook.)
Gidwitz Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines    (Also available as eBook, eAudio and CD.)
Glaser The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street    (Also available as LT.)
Greenwald Project Z: A Zombie Ate My Homework
Lai Pie in the Sky    (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
Lord Because of the Rabbit    (Also available as eBook, eAudio, CD and Playaway.)
Marciano Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat
Mian Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet
Ponti Framed!    (Also available as eAudio.)

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Illus Clark-Robinson Let the Children March    (Also available as eBook, eAudio, CD and DVD.)

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Draper Blended    (Also available as Playaway, eBook and eAudio.)
Park Prairie Lotus    (Also available as LT, eBook and eAudio.)
Sumner Roll With It    (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
Warga Other Words for Home    (Also available as LT, CD, eBook, eAudio and Playaway.)

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J591.5 CA Does it Fart?: A Kid's Guide to the Gas Animals Pass
J921 Morgan The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero
J363.72 FR What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting Our Planet    (Also available as eBook.)
J921 Walker The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read    (Also available as eBook.)
J940.53 LE Hanna's Suitcase: A True Story     (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
J704.9 LO Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature

Last Updated: 3/21


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