The Star of the North Picture Book Award is a new award started in 2013 and voted on by K-2 students in Minnesota. 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!
A father relates to his son the tale of his encounter--and friendship--with a gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jangles when he swims, but who has never been caught.
Jamie describes his mood throughout the day, using colors and rhythmic text, as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.
Simple, evocative poetic language and close-up photographs invite youngsters to make observations about the natural world while profiling such subjects as a katydid's eye, a spider on a silken web and a glowing firefly.