Monarch Award 2022 Nominees

The Monarch Award is an Illinois Grades K-3 Reader's Choice Award presented by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE). 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)

Barnes I Am Every Good Thing    (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
Biedrzycki SumoKitty    (Available as eAudio.)
Burach The Very Impatient Caterpillar    (Also available as Readalong and eBook.)
Cherry Hair Love    (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
Deenihan When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
Gomez Federico and the Wolf    (Also available as eBook.)
Keller Potato Pants!    (Also available as Readalong.)
Levis This Way, Charlie
Mallard Fry Bread    (Also available as eBook.)
Mann The Camping Trip
Meddour Lubna and Pebble
Muhammad The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
Sorrell We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga    (Also available as eBook and eAudio.)
Sotomayor Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You    (Also available grab and Go, eBook and eAudio.)

Children’s Fiction (J)

West Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!    (Also available as eBook.)

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Illus Perkins Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

Comics & Graphic Novels

J Comic AN Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

J595.799 Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera    (Also available as eBook.)
J921 Milk Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
J921 Ando Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuko Ando

Last Updated: 3/21


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