Star Of The North Picture Book Award

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The Star of the North Picture Book Award is voted on by K-2 students in Minnesota annually. Winners are announced each year in April, along with the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. Take a read through these and see which is your favorite!


Greg Pizzoli
Description: Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.
Call Number: E Piz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Jonathan London, Matthew Trueman
Description: Presents an introduction to the hippopotamus that describes its less well-known characteristics, including its strength, speed, and deadly nature.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Adam Lehrhaupt, Scott Magoon, illustrator
Description: A dragon resists the urge to eat the animals that approach his cave.
Call Number: E Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Marsha Diane Arnold, Matthew Cordell
Description: When a bear loses his bright red scarf in the woods, it is found--and lost again--by a series of animals that use it to keep warm or to have fun, but they disagree over who really owns it and cause a problem that only the scarf's true owner can fix.
Call Number: E Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Ryan T. Higgins
Description: Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.
Call Number: E Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Miranda Paul, Elizabeth Zunon
Description: Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.
Call Number: E Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
Description: Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener, but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
Call Number: E Fan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
John Coy, Wing Young Huie
Call Number: J 305.9 Coy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
Description: "Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name, one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
Eve Bunting, Lauren Castillo
Description: Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.
Call Number: E Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2018
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Good Night Owl
Greg Pizzoli
E Piz
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay And The Recycling Women Of The Gambia
Miranda Paul, Elizabeth Zunon
E Pau
Hippos Are Huge!
Jonathan London, Matthew Trueman
E Lon
The Night Gardener
Terry Fan, Eric Fan
E Fan
I Will Not Eat You
Adam Lehrhaupt, Scott Magoon, illustrator
E Leh
Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, And Hope In A New Land
John Coy, Wing Young Huie
J 305.9 Coy
Lost. Found.
Marsha Diane Arnold, Matthew Cordell
E Arn
Thunder Boy Jr.
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
E Ale
Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins
E Hig
Yard Sale
Eve Bunting, Lauren Castillo
E Bun