About the Star of the North Award

    The Star of the North Picture Book Award was established in 2013 under the auspices of the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. The purpose of the award is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for pleasure among school-aged children. 

    In March, students across the state vote on which books they think should win for the individual categories. 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. 
    • Students will have the books read to them during thier Media class. 
    • Students will vote end of March/beginning of April. 
    • The award winnner will be announced each year between April 18 and 25.  New nominees will be announced at the same time.
     2020-2021 Winners


    2021 SOTN Book Information