Library Collection: 2022 Bluestem Award Nominees

Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards for 3rd–5th Grade

The Illinois School Library Media Association’s Bluestem Award is designed for students who are ready for longer titles than the Monarch Awards recognizes, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Return to our list of all Award-Winning Books.


Accidental trouble magnet / Zanib Mian ; illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik. cover

Accidental Trouble Magnet
Zanib Mian & Nasaya Mafaridik

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Because of the rabbit / Cynthia Lord. cover

Because of the Rabbit
Cynthia Lord

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Because of the rabbit Cynthia Lord. cover

Because of the Rabbit Playaway
Cynthia Lord

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Blended / Sharon M. Draper. cover

Blended
Sharon M. Draper

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The city of Ember / Jeanne DuPrau. cover

The City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau

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Does it fart? : a kid's guide to the gas animals pass / Nick Caruso & Dani Rabaiotti ; illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths. cover

Does It Fart?
Nick Caruso, Dani Rabaiotti & Alex G. Griffiths

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Framed! / James Ponti. cover

Framed!
James Ponti

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The great treehouse war Lisa Graff. cover

The Great Treehouse War
Lisa Graff

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Let the children march / by Monica Clark-Robinson ; illustrated by Frank Morrison. cover

Let the Children March
Monica Clark-Robinson & Frank Morrison

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Let the children march director, Andy T. Jones. cover

Let the Children March DVD

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The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read / written by Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by Oge Mora. cover

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Rita Lorraine Hubbard & Oge Mora

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One-third nerd / by Gennifer Choldenko ; illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans. cover

One-Third Nerd
Gennifer Choldenko & Eglantine Ceulemans

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Other words for home / Jasmine Warga. cover

Other Words for Home
Jasmine Warga

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Other words for home Jasmine Warga. cover

Other Words for Home Book on CD
Jasmine Warga

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Pie in the sky / Remy Lai. cover

Pie in the Sky
Remy Lai

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Prairie lotus / Linda Sue Park. cover

Prairie Lotus
Linda Sue Park

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Roll with it / Jamie Sumner. cover

Roll With It
Jamie Sumner

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What a waste / Jess French. cover

What a Waste
Jess French

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