Monarch AwardNominee

Given by Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE)

Other Names: ISLMA Monarch Award, ISLMA Monarch Award Nominee
400 Works 307,311 Books 17,101 Reviews 4.2
The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

In the summer of 2002, several past presidents of ISLMA discussed the need for a K-3 children's book award. The ISLMA Board established a work show more group to investigate creation of such an award. In April 2003, ISLMA approved the establishment and support of The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award.

The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-3 children and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings. The Monarch is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to all K-3 age children in Illinois. Click here for Nominees show less
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March 22: Winner2024 Recent

Nominee 400

Chez Bob by Bob Shea2024
Avocado Asks by Momoko Abe2024
There's a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak2024
Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo2024
Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry2024
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin2024
Capybara Is Friends with Everyone by Maddie Frost2024
How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner2024
Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing2024
Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider by Jess Keating2024
Ducks Run Amok! by J. E. Morris2024
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o2024
Meesha Makes Friends (Big Bright Feelings) by Tom Percival2024
Pizza!: A Slice of History by Greg Pizzoli2024
Ship in a Bottle by Andrew Prahin2024
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin2024
Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor2024
Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood2024
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler2024
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang2024
Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo2023
Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate2023
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña2023
The Magical Yet (The Magical Yet, 1) by Angela DiTerlizzi2023
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2023
Amira's Picture Day by Reem Faruqi2023
Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder2023
Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It) by Carrie Finison2023
Friday Night Wrestlefest by J. F. Fox2023
I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food by Jenna Grodzicki2023
What About Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins2023
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho2023
What If, Pig? by Linzie Hunter2023
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar2023
How to Apologize by David LaRochelle2023
Lift by Minh Lê2023
Saturday by Oge Mora2023
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed2023
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade2023
Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell2023
Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller2022
Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes2022
SumoKitty by David Biedrzycki2022
The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach2022
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry2022
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan2022
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming2022
Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez2022
This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis2022
The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann2022
Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour2022
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad2022
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard2022
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins2022
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders2022
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell2022
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor2022
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang2022
Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! by Kara West2022
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings2021
Douglas, You're a Genius! by Ged Adamson2021
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander2021
What If... by Samantha Berger2021
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler2021
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson2021
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise2021
The Good Egg by Jory John2021
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals by Jess Keating2021
Under My Hijab by Hena Khan2021
Drawn Together by Minh Lê2021
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller2021
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales2021
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora2021
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero2021
The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk2021
A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele2021
What Is Chasing Duck? (The Giggle Gang) by Jan Thomas2021
If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams2021
How to Give Your Cat a Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley2021
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick2020
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes2020
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak2020
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey2020
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw2020
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld2020
The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) by Maxwell Eaton III2020
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers2020
Yasmin the Explorer by Saadia Faruqi2020
Alfie by Thyra Heder2020
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins2020
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky2020
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin2020
The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier2020
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal2020
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane Maynard2020
Perfectly Norman (Big Bright Feelings) by Tom Percival2020
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez2020
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson2020
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai2020
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds2019
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant2019
Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro2019
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall2019
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan2019
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano2019
Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari2019
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez) by Jacqueline Jules2019
We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller2019
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise2019
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau2019
Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers (Millbrook Picture Books) by Sara Levine2019
John Deere, That's Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer2019
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson2019
Claymates by Dev Petty2019
A Different Pond by Bao Phi2019
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2019
Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon2019
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson2019
The Water Princess by Susan Verde2019
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett2018
Don't Throw It to Mo! by David A. Adler2018
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee2018
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie2018
Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews2018
I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton2018
Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W. H. Beck2018
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom2018
Humphrey's Playful Puppy Problem by Betty G. Birney2018
Maya's Blanket/La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown2018
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy2018
The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game by Nancy Churnin2018
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña2018
Take Away the A by Michaël Escoffier2018
Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall2018
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins2018
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) by Noah Z. Jones2018
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating2018
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina2018
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention by Barb Rosenstock2018
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio2017
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate2017
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty2017
Trapped!: A Whale's Rescue by Robert Burleigh2017
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth2017
This book just ate my dog! by Richard Byrne2017
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox2017
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis2017
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman2017
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale2017
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang2017
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig2017
New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer2017
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul2017
Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds2017
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat2017
The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea2017
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker2017
Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems2017
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim2017
Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki2016
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean2016
Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual (English and Spanish Edition) by Monica Brown2016
Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel2016
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant2016
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems (Poetry Adventures) by Brian P. Cleary2016
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by John Coy2016
Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane2016
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey2016
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert2016
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale2016
The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris2016
Lost Cat by Roger Mader2016
This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris2016
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson2016
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli2016
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz2016
The Dark by Lemony Snicket2016
Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart2016
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / by 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde2016
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt2015
Snakes by Nic Bishop2015
A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke2015
Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly2015
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett2015
Penny and Her Marble I Can Read by Kevin Henkes2015
Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball by David A. Kelly2015
Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue by Susan Kelly2015
Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack2015
Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell2015
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon2015
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner2015
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport2015
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds2015
Look Out, Jeremy Bean! by Alice Schertle2015
Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg2015
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh2015
If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen2015
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems2015
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson2015
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray2014
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo2014
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin2014
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming2014
Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich2014
Chicken BIG by Keith Graves2014
Perfect Square by Michael Hall2014
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz2014
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen2014
Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw2014
11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill2014
I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff2014
One by Kathryn Otoshi2014
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock2014
Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider2014
The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade by Jane Schoenberg2014
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman2014
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet2014
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick2014
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter2014
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin2013
Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh2013
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo2013
Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray2013
The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths2013
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills2013
That Cat Can't Stay by Thad Krasnesky2013
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy2013
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott2013
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini2013
Clemente! by Willie Perdomo2013
Blackout by John Rocco2013
Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed by David M. Schwartz2013
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead2013
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos2013
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen2013
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst2013
Art & Max by David Wiesner2013
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight2013
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems2013
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton2012
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth2012
A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker2012
Butterflies And Moths by Nic Bishop2012
The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler2012
Dogku by Andrew Clements2012
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio2012
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming2012
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca2012
Let's Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile2012
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins2012
Bridget's Beret by Tom Lichtenheld2012
Otis by Loren Long2012
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson2012
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal2012
Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder2012
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian2012
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith2012
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein2012
Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic2012
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas2011
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach2011
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel2011
Fred Stays with Me! by Nancy Coffelt2011
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy2011
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee2011
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson2011
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa2011
Oh, Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz2011
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson2011
The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald2011
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport2011
Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka2011
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton2011
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger2011
Too Many Toys by David Shannon2011
Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems by Janet Stevens2011
Mudball by Matt Tavares2011
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson2011
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems2011
Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt2010
Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Aillaud2010
Max's Words by Kate Banks2010
Spiders by Nic Bishop2010
I Lost My Tooth In Africa by Penda Diakité2010
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst2010
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman2010
The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend2010
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson2010
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley2010
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look2010
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan2010
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison2010
On the Road (Down Girl and Sit Series) by Lucy A. Nolan2010
The Cheese by Margie Palatini2010
The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney2010
My Dog is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits by Hanoch Piven2010
Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds2010
A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch2010
Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks2010
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley2009
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth2009
Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi2009
Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies2009
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington2009
George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain2009
Nora's Ark by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock2009
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen2009
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald2009
Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. Mckissack2009
SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod2009
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker2009
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal2009
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant2009
Skippyjon Jones [Presto-ChangeO cover] by Judy Schachner2009
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra2009
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens2009
There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker2009
Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems2009
The Blizzard by Betty Ren Wright2009
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen2008
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold2008
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best2008
Honey... Honey... Lion! by Jan Brett2008
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel2008
The SOS File by Betsy Byars2008
Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming2008
Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey2008
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! by Dan Gutman2008
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff2008
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman2008
I Stink! by Kate McMullan2008
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks2008
Dear World by Takayo Noda2008
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor2008
The Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park2008
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer2008
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners by Erica Silverman2008
Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep by Cat Urbigkit2008
Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel2008
Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner2007
The Tale Of Tricky Fox by Jim Aylesworth2007
My Light by Molly Bang2007
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont2007
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child2007
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo2007
Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better by Johanna Hurwitz2007
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins2007
Judy Moody Gets Famous! by Megan McDonald2007
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee2007
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. Mckissack2007
Gus and Grandpa at Basketball by Claudia Mills2007
Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss2007
Manana, Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul2007
Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems by Heidi Bee Roemer2007
Almost Late to School: And More School Poems (Picture Puffin Books) by Carol Diggory Shields2007
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra2007
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox2007
Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey2007
Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson2007
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza2006
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss2006
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner2006
Biscuit's New Trick by Alyssa Satin Capucilli2006
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin2006
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert2006
bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs by Douglas Florian2006
Mallory On The Move by Laurie B. Friedman2006
Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland2006
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman2006
Break-Out at the Bug Lab (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) by Ruth Horowitz2006
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins2006
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry2006
My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits2006
Aero and Officer Mike by Joan Plummer Russell2006
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan2006
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague2006
Get Well, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas2006
Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki2006
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson2006
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon2005
Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen2005
Giant Children by Brod Bagert2005
Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges2005
One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova2005
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child2005
A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech2005
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin2005
One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies2005
26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola2005
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming2005
Pee Wee's tale by Johanna Hurwitz2005
The Raft by Jim LaMarche2005
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester2005
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long2005
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne2005
Silver Seeds by Paul Paolilli2005
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport2005
Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan2005
If You Hopped Like A Frog by David M. Schwartz2005


The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

In the summer of 2002, several past presidents of ISLMA discussed the need for a K-3 children's book award. The ISLMA Board established a work group to investigate creation of such an award. In April 2003, ISLMA approved the establishment and support of The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award.

The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-3 children and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings. The Monarch is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to all K-3 age children in Illinois. Click here for Nominees (English, Member-written)
The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

In the summer of 2002, several past presidents of ISLMA discussed the need for a K-3 children's book award. The ISLMA Board established a work group to investigate creation of such an award. In April 2003, ISLMA approved the establishment and support of The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award.

The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-3 children and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings. The Monarch is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to all K-3 age children in Illinois. Click here for Winners (English, Member-written)


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