Monarch Award 2019 Nominees

The Monarch Award is an Illinois Grades K-3 Readers' 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)

Cornwall Jabari Jumps
Fan The Night Gardener
Gianferrari Coyote Moon
Klise Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List
Nelson If You Plant a Seed
Petty Claymates
Reynolds Creepy Pair of Underwear!
Santat After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Scanlon Bob, Not Bob!
Verde The Water Princess

Easy Readers (JE ER)

Jules The Marigold Mess
Willems We Are Growing

Children’s Fiction (J)

Citro Dragons & Marshmallows (Zoey & Sassafras 1)
LaReau The Infamous Ratsos

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Illus Phi A Different Pond

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J921 Braille Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
J811 FO When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
J591.4 LE Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers
J921 Deere John Deere, That's Who!
JE921 Yeboah Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Last Updated: 4/18


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