Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: 2023 Bluestem Award Nominees

Abe, Julie.

Also available in Overdrive. Eva must travel to a seaside town to complete her training and earn th... More

Abler, Amanda.

"A heart-warming and true story about an orphaned orca named Springer who was found swimming a... More

Bacon, Lee.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. After machines take control of Earth, following the extinct... More

Barnett, Mac.

Also available in Overdrive. One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California)... More

Bryant, Jen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Though not as widely known as other basketball legend... More

Carter, Ally.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. After years in foster care, April gets to live in a mansion... More

Chambers, Veronica.

Also available in Overdrive. "A picture book biography celebrating the life and contributions ... More

Clements, Andrew.

Also available in Overdrive. Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of ... More

Faruqi, Saadia.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Told in two voices, eleven-year-olds Mimi, who is visiting ... More

Gray, Kristin L.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Eleven-year-old Millie and five other girls, snowed in at A... More

Hannigan, Kate.

Also available in Overdrive. In History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, writer Kate Hannigan and il... More

Holm, Jennifer L.

Also available in Overdrive. Bell has spent his whole life--all eleven years of it--on Mars. But he... More

Johnson, Varian.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friend... More

Kelly, Lynne.

Also available in Overdrive. Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas ... More

LaMotte, Lily.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old C... More

Martin, Laura.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Regan Fitz and Elliot Mason have been enemies since they st... More

McDunn, Gillian.

Also available in Overdrive. Since her father's death, Cat has taken care of her brother, Chic... More

Patterson, James.

Also available in Overdrive. A biographical novel tells the story of Cassius Clay, the determined b... More

Sumner, Jamie.

Also available in Overdrive. Twelve-year-old Lou Montgomery's life has been centered on her mo... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. The 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre was one of the wors... More