Bluestem Book Award 2016–2017

The award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Named in honor of Big Bluestem which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.

El Deafo

by Cece Bell / David Lasky

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Fortunately, the Milk

by Neil Gaiman / Skottie Young

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Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse

by Tamera Will Wissinger / Matthew Cordell

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Lulu’s Mysterious Mission

by Judith Viorst / Kevin Cornell

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by Elise Broach / Kelly Murphy

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Rain Reign

by Ann M. Martin

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The 13-Story Treehouse

by Andy Griffiths / Terry Denton

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The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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