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Monarch Award 2018 Nominees

The Monarch Award is an Illinois Grades K-3 Reader's Choice Award presented by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). The Monarch Award is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.


Picture Books (JE)


Agee Lion Lessons
Alexie Thunder Boy Jr.
Barnett Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Bernstrom One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
Bilingual Spanish Brown Maya's Blanket
Campoy Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
De la Peña Last Stop on Market Street
Escoffier Take Away the A
Hall Red : A Crayon's Story
Higgins Mother Bruce
Medina Mango, Abuela, and Me
Rosenstock Ben Franklin's Big Splash

Easy Readers (JE ER)


Adler Don't Throw It to Mo!

Children’s Fiction (J)


Birney Humphrey's Playful Puppy Problem
Jones Moldy Locks and the Three Beards

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


J921 Andrews Trombone Shorty
JE595.44 BA I'm Trying to Love Spiders
J574.19 BE Glow: Animals with Their Own Night Lights
J921 Hoy The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
J591.47 KE Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals

Last Updated: 3/17

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