Check Out the Star of the North Award Nominees

by | Jun 2021

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

It’s never too early to introduce children to the joy of books.

The best beach reads. Summer sizzling romance novels. Vacation-worthy books. (At this point, I’ll take a kinda-warm-day-on-the-lawn read.) Summer is supposed to give us extra time to crack open a book or swipe open a title on a tablet or phone. What’s on your list?

It’s never too early to introduce children to the joy of books. To provide you with some titles to look for at the Plymouth Library or at local booksellers, consider the 2020-2021 school year nominees for the Star of the North picture book award, presented by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards.

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jen Hill

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matt Myers

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Daniel Minter

A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang and illustrated by Seo Kim

Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Scott Magoon

Potato Pants written and illustrated by Laurie Keller

Snowman – Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Micha Archer

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel; Hennepin County Library-Plymouth, 15700 36th Ave. N.; 612.543.5825;


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