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!


Bob Shea
Description: While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls
Description: Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people -- but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.
Call Number: J 362.4 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Muon Van, April Chu
Description: "Moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and back out again, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Gianna Marino
Description: Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Michael Hall
Description: Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
Call Number: E Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Molly Beth Griffin, Jennifer (Jennifer A.) Bell
Description: On a backpacking trip with her aunt and uncle, a young girl collects rocks while hiking in the forest, by the river, and at the lake, but when her pack becomes too heavy too carry, she finds the perfect solution.
Call Number: E Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith
Description: A little girl collects wildflowers while walking through town with her father.
Call Number: E Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Julia Sarcone-Roach
Description: "When a sandwich goes missing, it seems that a bear is the unlikely culprit"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Miranda Paul, Jason Chin
Description: "A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
Ame Dyckman, Zachariah OHora
Description: When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.
Call Number: E Dyc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2016
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Ballet Cat : The Totally Secret Secret
Bob Shea
E She
Rhoda's Rock Hunt
Molly Beth Griffin, Jennifer (Jennifer A.) Bell
E Gri
Emmanuel's Dream : the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls
J 362.4 Tho
Sidewalk Flowers
JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith
E Law
In a Village by the Sea
Muon Van, April Chu
E Van
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
Julia Sarcone-Roach
E Sar
Night Animals
Gianna Marino
E Mar
Water is Water : A Book about the Water Cycle
Miranda Paul, Jason Chin
E Pau
Red : A Crayon's Story
Michael Hall
E Hal
Wolfie The Bunny
Ame Dyckman, Zachariah OHora
E Dyc