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Book awards: ISLMA Bluestem Award Nominee

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The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles2011
Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills2011
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman2011
Dodger and Me by Jordan Sonnenblick2011
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell2011
Frogs by Nic Bishop2011
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine2011
The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick2011
Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows2011
Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi2011
No Talking by Andrew Clements2011
Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks2011
Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen2011
Sky Boys by Deborah Hopkinson2011
Stand Tall, Abraham Lincoln by Judith St. George2011
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli2011
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin2011
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy2012
All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank (Actual Times) by Don Brown2012
Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories by Sandra Markle2012
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson2012
Bunnicula by Deborah Howe2012
Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise2012
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements2012
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley2012
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2012
The Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers2012
Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper2012
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka2012
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki2012
Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan2012
Rules by Cynthia Lord2012
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis2012
Swindle by Gordon Korman2012
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier2013
Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford2013
The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton2013
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein2013
GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka2013
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman2013
How Tía Lola Came to [Visit] Stay by Julia Alvarez2013
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech2013
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer2013
The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch2013
Redwoods by Jason Chin2013
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey2013
The Shadows by Jacqueline West2013
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino2013
The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff2013
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord2013
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo2013
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work by Steve Jenkins2014
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis2014
Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz2014
Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything by Steve Cotler2014
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker2014
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley2014
Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato2014
Emily's fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2014
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia2014
The Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka2014
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) by Jacqueline Davies2014
Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow2014
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry2014
Pie by Sarah Weeks2014
Seaglass Summer by Anjali Banerjee2014
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson by Michelle Y. Green2014
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan2014
Chained by Lynne Kelly2015
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean2015
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent2015
Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard2015
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman2015
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins2015
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche2015
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead2015
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka2015
Niagara Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler2015
Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman2015
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes2015
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2015
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret2015
The Truth About Poop by Susan E. Goodman2015
Wild River by P.J. Petersen2015
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick2015
The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett2016
The 13-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) by Andy Griffiths2016
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage by Chris Kurtz2016
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story by Stephanie Spinner2016
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel2016
Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty2016
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein2016
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman2016
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood2016
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen2016
How Do You Burp in Space? by Susan E. Goodman2016
The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler2016
Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer2016
Masterpiece by Elise Broach2016
Matilda by Roald Dahl2016
Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise2016
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff2016
Sidekicks by Dan Santat2016
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean2016
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis2016

Award description

The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

In the spring of 2008, the ISLMA board approved establishing a committee to explore the possibility of a new book award that would fit between the Monarch and Rebecca Caudill Awards. Interested library media specialists met in June, and an outline of the proposed new award was presented to the board in August. In September, a survey about the new award was conducted, and 92% of respondents favored the creation of a new award. The ISLMA board approved the new award at their October meeting.

The award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Named in honor of Big Bluestem which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.

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