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OLD - Bluestem Award Nominees 2014

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.


Children’s Fiction (J)


Author Title Call Number
AmatoEdgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook
Also available as eBook. (140 pp.)
J Amato
BannerjeeSeaglass Summer
Also available as eBook. (163 pp.)
J Bannerjee
CotlerCheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything
Also available as eBook. (229 pp.)
J Cotler
CurtisBud, Not Buddy
Also available in paperback, in Large Type, on CD and eBook. (245 pp.)
J Curtis
DaviesThe Lemonade War
Also available on CD, Playaway, and eBook. (173 pp.)
J Davies
DiCamilloBecause of Winn-Dixie
Also available in paperback, in Large Type, on CD and eBook. (182 pp.)
J DiCamillo
HurwitzCalli Be Gold
Also available as eBook. (198 pp.)
J Hurwitz
LowryNumber the Stars
Also available in paperback, on CD, Playaway and as eBook. (137 pp.)
J Lowry
MacLachlanWaiting for the Magic
(143 pp.)
J MacLachlan
NaylorEmily's Fortune
Also available in paperback, on CD and as eBook. (147 pp.)
J Naylor
PalacioWonder
Also available on CD, Playaway and eBook. (133 pp.)
J Palacio
PennypackerClementine
Also available in paperback, on CD and Playaway. (133 pp.)
J Pennypacker
ScieszkaKnights of the Kitchen Table
Also available in paperback and on CD. (55 pp.)
J Scieszka
WeeksPie
Also available on CD and Playaway. (183 pp.)
J Weeks
WhybrowLittle Wolf's Book of Badness
Also available as eBook. (130 pp.)
J Whybrow

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


Author Title Call Number
BecciaI Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
Also available as eBook. (48 pp.)
J615.8 BE
DennisNubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
Also available as eBook. (42 pp.)
J636.7 DE
GreenA Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson
(111 pp.)
Y921 Johnson
JenkinsBones: Skeletons and How They Work
(32 pp.)
J591.47 JE
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