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Bluestem Award Nominees 2018

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Grades 3-5 Reader's Choice Award presented by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). 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)


Applegate Crenshaw    (Also available on CD, eBook and eAudio.)
Barnett The Terrible Two
Brown The Wild Robot    (Also available on CD, eBook and eAudio.)
Chambliss Bertman Book Scavenger
Larson Dash
Mass 11 Birthdays    (Also available on CD, Playaway and eAudio.)
Sachar Fuzzy Mud    (Also available on CD, Playaway, eBook and eAudio.)
Vrabel A Blind Guide to Stinkville
Watson Stick Dog    (Also available as eBook.)
Weeks Save Me a Seat    (Also available on CD, Playaway, and eBook.)

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Bauer Soar    (Also available on CD and eBook.)
Haddix Among the Hidden    (Also available in LT, on CD, and Playaway.)

Comics & Graphic Novels


Y Comic JA Roller Girl
J Comic WI Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


JE591.77 GU The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
J921 Addams The House that Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams
J921 Blondin Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin
J323.1 TO Separate Is Never Equal

Last Updated: 3/17

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