Monarch Award

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In the summer of 2002, several past presidents of the ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) 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, the ISLMA approved the establishment and support of The Monarch Award:  Illinois' K-3 Reader's Choice Award.

The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-3 children.  The Monarch symbolizes 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.

At St. Benedict Preparatory School, our kindergarten through second grade students read from this list.  They must read 5 books from the list of 20 in order to vote the last week of February 2017.  Winners will be announced March 2017.

CLICK HERE for the 2017 List!