Authors
Awards
Bluestems
Dewey
Genres

100

Who is the author of the Wimpy Kid series?
Jeff Kinney

100

Which Illinois Award is given to a book for children in grades K - 3?
Monarch

100

In which book does a group of boys get sent back in time?
Knights of the Kitchen Table

100

The Dewey section for books on Religion.
200s

100

The story of a real person’s life written by another person.
Biography

200

Who is the author of Harry Potter books?
J. K. Rowling

200

How many Bluestem book nominees are chosen each year?
20

200

In which book did a boy run away from a foster home?
Bud, Not Buddy

200

The Dewey section for books on History
900s

200

Verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning.
Poetry

300

Who is the author of the My Weird School series?
Dan Gutman

300

Which National award is given by the American Library Association for the book from the prior year with the most prestigious illustrations?
The Caldecott Medal

300

In which book does a girl help her friend cut off her hair?
Clementine

300

The Dewey section for Biographies.
92

300

A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination.
Historical Fiction

400

Who is the author of the Little House books?
Laura Ingalls Wilder

400

Which book won the Caldecott Medal in 2013?
This is Not My Hat

400

In which book was a goldfish stolen from a classroom?
Edgar Allan's Official Crime investigation Notebook

400

The Dewey section for Arts & Recreation.
700s

400

A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
Mystery

500

Who is the author who was recently named the Ambassador for Young People's Literature and wrote the book Because of Winn-Dixie?
Kate DiCamillo

500

Which book won the Newbery medal in 2013?
The One and Only Ivan

500

In which book does each chapter begin with a recipe?
What is Pie?

500

The Dewey section for Sciences.
500s

500

A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.
Fantasy