Bluestem Book Awards

The Bluestem Book Award is designed for students in grades 3 - 5 who are ready for longer titles than thosse 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.