2016 Bluestem Awards

Grades 3, 4, 5

Bluestem Awards

Each year librarians across Illinois choose twenty books to be on the Bluestem nominee list. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 read as many of the books as they can and then vote for their favorite book at their school library.


Below are the twenty books up for consideration this year. Students must read at least 4 of the books to become eligible to vote.


Please support our readers by reading the titles aloud, helping kids get their hands on books, and generating conversations about their reading. There are links to our library and the public libraries below to check book availability.


Thanks for supporting the students at Whittier in becoming the voracious readers they are. Voting will start the third week in February in the LLC.