About the Star of the North Award

    The Star of the North Picture Book Award was established in 2013.
    The purpose of the award is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for fun among school-aged children.
    The ten nominees are selected by the Star of the North Selection Committee.  
    In March, students across the state vote on which books they think should win. 
    The book receiving the most votes from children in grades K-2 is the winner.
    How the award works:
    • Each year ten picture book nominees will be announced. 
    • Books will be read to K-2 students during their media class time. 
    • Votes will be collected in the beginning of April.
    • The award winner will be announced each year between April 18 and 25.  New nominees will be announced at the same time. 



    2020 Winners

    2021 Nominees

    2021 SOTN Book Information