The Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Book Awards are Children's Choice Book Awards and are facilitated by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA) organization. Red Balloon Bookshop is proud to promote these great programs!
Visit MYRA's website to learn more about the organization and how to join. Please see our package options below to purchase books for this year's nominees.
The Maud Hart Lovelace Award's purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school age children. Division I titles are intended for grades 3-5 and Division II titles are intended for grades 6-8. Winners are announced around Maud's birthday, April 25, at a party at Red Balloon Bookshop.
The Star of the North Award's purpose is to promote quality, engaging picture books and reading for pleasure among school-aged children. This award is focused on picture books intended for a kindergarten through 2nd grade audience. However, pre-k and older children are also welcome to participate.