Third grade students are eligible to participate in our Bluestem Buddies Book Club, hosted by Ms. Z. and the 3rd Grade Team. Once a month, from October through February, we meet over lunch/recess to discuss the books nominated for the Bluestem Award, an Illinois Readers' Choice Award for students in Grades 3 through 5, sponsored by ISLMA, the Illinois School Library Media Association. Students also have the opportunity to write and post short reviews on the books they choose to read. To be eligible to vote, students must read or listen to four (4) of the titles on the current year's list. Here's a link to this year's list, which includes nonfiction picture books and novels from a range of different genres.