Bluestem Nominations Form
Directions for Nominations:

1. To be eligible for nomination a book must meet the following criteria:

a. Nominator must have read the book.
b. Book must be in print at time of nomination.
c. Book must be of interest and appeal to students in grades 3-5.
d. Book must have literary merit and lasting appeal.
e. Book may be fiction or non-fiction.
f. Book may not be a textbook, anthology, formula fiction, toy, puzzle, or pop up.
g. No winning title or series may appear more than once.
h. No book may be included on the list twice in a 3 year period.
i. Book may have been included on previous Monarch or Caudill lists.

Consider titles such as:

Picture books for older readers
Timeless classics
Award winning titles
Variety of genres
Variety of reading levels.
Books reflective of the diverse Illinois student population
Current favorites

2. Nominations must be submitted on the ISLMA/Bluestem website.
3. Books may be nominated by students but should be submitted by a LMS or teacher.
4. Include author, title, publisher, copyright date, and the genre type you believe the material to be.
5. Only titles with complete information will be considered for nomination.

Title *
Your answer
Author *
Your answer
Publisher *
Your answer
Copyright Date *
Your answer
Genre *
Your Name *
Your answer
Your E-Mail *
Your answer
Your School's or Library's Name *
Your answer
Please check which criteria your book meets *
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