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!


Blizzard Cover
John Rocco
"After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author's childhood experience"--Provided by publisher
E Roc
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Brave Girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 Cover
Michelle Markel
Melissa Sweet
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
E Mar
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Draw! Cover
Raúl Colón
In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.
E Col
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table Cover
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Eric-Shabazz Larkin
The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.
E Mar
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Gaston Cover
Kelly DiPucchio
Christian Robinson
A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.
E DiP
Book
Nov 24, 2015
It's an Orange Aardvark! Cover
Michael Hall
A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack.
E Hal
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Ninja Red Riding Hood Cover
Corey Rosen Schwartz
Dan Santat
In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.
E Sch
Book
Nov 24, 2015
Penny and Her Marble Cover
Kevin Henkes
Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.
E Hen
Book
Nov 24, 2015
The Day the Crayons Quit Cover
Drew Daywalt
Oliver Jeffers
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.
E Day
Book
Nov 24, 2015
The Scraps Book : Notes from a Colorful Life Cover
Lois Ehlert
Presents a visual survey of Lois Ehlert's artistic career that reflects on her parents' support, her early creative experiments and her behind-the-scenes book-making processes.
J 741.6 Ehl
Book
Nov 24, 2015
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John Rocco
E Roc
Michael Hall
E Hal
Michelle Markel
Melissa Sweet
E Mar
Corey Rosen Schwartz
Dan Santat
E Sch
Raúl Colón
E Col
Kevin Henkes
E Hen
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Eric-Shabazz Larkin
E Mar
Drew Daywalt
Oliver Jeffers
E Day
Kelly DiPucchio
Christian Robinson
E DiP
Lois Ehlert
J 741.6 Ehl