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Star of the North

Picture Book Award

The Star of the North Picture Book Award is a children’s choice book award which was started in 2013. This award is focused on picture books intended for a kindergarten through second grade audience. The purpose of the award is to promote quality picture books and encourage reading for children. In March, students across the state vote for their favorite book. The book receiving the most votes from children in kindergarten through second grade is the winner. More information may be found on the following website: http://www.starofthenorthaward.org/


Raven Stream Winners for 2016-2017

       First Place              Second Place           Third Place

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Nominees for 2017-2018


  • Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli
  • Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London, Matthew Trueman, illustrator
  • I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt, Scott Magoon, illustrator
  • Lost. Found. by Marsha Diane Arnold, Matthew Cordell, illustrator
  • Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, 
  • The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Woman of Gambia by Miranda Paul, Elizabeth Zunon, illustrator
  • Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land by John Coy, Wing Young Huie, photographer
  • *Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales, illustrator
  • Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, Lauren Castillo, illustrator