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Star of the North Picture Book Award

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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!


Georgia in Hawaii : When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She leased Cover
Amy Novesky
In 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe creates nearly twenty paintings as she tours the Hawaiian islands, but refuses to paint pictures of pineapples the way her sponsors tell her to.
E Nov
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May 5, 2014
Good News, Bad News Cover
Jeff Mack
While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view--Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.
E Mac
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May 5, 2014
Hoop Genius : How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class invented Basketball Cover
John Coy
Discover the true story of how James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts with a group of energetic young men in gym class.
J 796.323 Coy
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May 5, 2014
I'm Bored Cover
Michael Ian Black
When a bored girl meets a potato who finds children tedius, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imaginations.
E Bla
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May 5, 2014
Jangles : a Big Fish Story Cover
David Shannon
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.
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May 5, 2014
Moo! Cover
David LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.
E LaR
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May 5, 2014
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Cover
Peter Brown
Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
E Bro
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May 5, 2014
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood Cover
Tameka Fryer Brown
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.
E Bro
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May 5, 2014
Step Gently Out Cover
Helen Frost
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.
E Fro
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May 5, 2014
The Dark Cover
Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.
E Sni
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May 5, 2014
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Amy Novesky
E Nov
David LaRochelle
E LaR
Jeff Mack
E Mac
Peter Brown
E Bro
John Coy
J 796.323 Coy
Tameka Fryer Brown
E Bro
Michael Ian Black
E Bla
Helen Frost
E Fro
David Shannon
E Sha
Lemony Snicket
E Sni