The Monarch Award is a K-3 readers' choice book 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.
Past winners include Shark vs. Train, Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Scaredy Squirrel, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, If I Built a Car, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, and The Day the Crayons Quit.
The 2017 master list was released earlier today. I created a Pinterest board that includes information about all the candidates. Happy reading and exploring!
|Click here to view the board.|