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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: 


Raven Stream Winners for 2019-2020

       First Place                Second Place             Third Place

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Nominees for 2019-2020

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder
  • Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
  • Crash, Splash, Moo! by Bob Shea
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
  • Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat
  • The Good For Nothing Button! by Charise Mericle Harper
  • The Honey Bee by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
  • John Deere, That's Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by Tim Zeltner
  • We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins