Matilda is a 2016 Bluestem nominee. Surprisingly, this was my first read of the book! Matilda is a precocious little girl who enjoys using her wit to get back at her mean parents. When finally allowed to go to school, she befriends her teacher Ms. Honey, and with her support and guidance, discovers she may be more special than she even thought! Funny and fantastical, this book is a classic!