Star of the North Picture Book Award: 2021 Nominees

2021 Star of the North Award Nominees:


 

Be Kind Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626723214
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller!

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?


Bear Came Along Cover Image
By Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316464475
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

A Caldecott Honor Book!
A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo!


A Dog Named Doug Cover Image
By Karma Wilson, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442449312
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 26th, 2018

Dogs love to dig but one dog named Doug takes digging to new heights (and depths) in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and celebrated illustrator Matt Myers.

Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to dig.


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review


Going Down Home with Daddy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459384
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Published: Peachtree - April 2nd, 2019

Set at one young boy's annual family reunion, this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book is a rich and moving celebration of Black history, culture, and the power of family traditions.
"On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there's nothing like going down home"


A Map Into the World Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541538368
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 1st, 2019

Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness. --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.


Misunderstood Shark Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338112474
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Published: Orchard Books - April 24th, 2018

From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon comes the laugh-out-loud story about a Misunderstood Shark who just wants to show the world who he really is...

Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he?


Potato Pants! Cover Image
By Laurie Keller, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250107237
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 2nd, 2018

A potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants in this hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller.

Potato is excited because today—for one day only— Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS!


Snowman - Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations Cover Image
By Laura Purdie Salas, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897983
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 5th, 2019

Poetry + Math + Science = A new way of looking at spring


Under My Hijab Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620147924
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lee & Low Books - February 5th, 2019

Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)

This lovely book from the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it.