The Bluestem Award is an Illinois readers' choice award for grades three through five. The 2012 nominees were announced yesterday. As you will see, it includes classics and new titles.
Read an excerpt from Adventures in Cartooning
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Chistie
Just Grace by Charise Harper
Excerpt from The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook