Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: 2021 Bluestem Award Nominees

Bildner, Phil.

"From the first morning with their odd new teacher fifth grade is full of shocking surprises f...

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla. Discovering a book of Lang...

Ecton, Emily.

Melissa is a nobody. Wilf is a slacker. Bondi is a show-off. To everyone's surprise, they are ...

Fleming, Candace.

A German shepherd is transformed from Etzel, a police dog in Berlin, to Strongheart, a silent movie...

Khan, Hena.

Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsa...

Hicks, Deron R.

"When a young boy is discovered in Washington, DC's National Gallery of Art without any r...

Hood, Susan.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla. In 1940, a group of British...

Mass, Wendy.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby. Visiting her grandmother in Australia,...

Meriano, Anna.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla. Wanting to be a part of her...

Peirce, Lincoln.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby. "Max and a group of friends dubbe...

Selfors, Suzanne.

E-book and e-audio formats available through Hoopla. While his human Elliot adjusts to his new home ...

Torres, Jennifer.

English and Spanish e-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla. "S...

Tyre, Lisa Lewis.

E-book and e-audio formats available through OverDrive/Libby. Right before Wavie's mother died,...

Miller, Kayla.

E-book format available through OverDrive/Libby. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded w...

Rosenstock, Barb.

"A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-settin...

Jenkins, Steve.

E-book format available through Hoopla. "How many species are there across the globe? How much ...

Motum, Markus.

"Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, ...

Alexander, Kwame.

E-book format available through OverDrive/Libby. "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Cross...

Bruchac, Joseph.

E-book format available through Hoopla. "As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language ...

McCormick, Patricia.

When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled little mare, they wondered...