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2016 Monarch Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Monarch Award –

Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award

2016 Nominees

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = CHAOS by Vivian Vande Velde & Steve Bjorkman (ill.)

Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz & Catia Chien (ill.)

Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey & Floyd Cooper (ill.)

The Dark by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen (ill.)

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane & Hoda Hadadi (ill.)

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart & Sarah S. Brannen (ill.)

The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris & Vanessa Brantley-Newton (ill.)

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy & Joe Morse (ill.)

If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems by Brian P. Cleary & Andy Rowland (ill.)

Lost Cat by C. Roger Mader

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash by Monica Brown & Sara Palacios (ill.)

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (ill.)

This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris & Tom Lichtenheld (ill.)

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli


2016 Bluestem Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Bluestem Award

Illinois' Grades 3-5

Readers' Choice Award

2016 Nominees

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (ill.)

The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz & Jennifer Black Reinhardt (ill.)

Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner & Meilo So (ill.)

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel & Melissa Sweet (ill.)

Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman & Skottie Young (ill.)

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know by Susan E. Goodman & Michael Slack (ill.)

I Survived The Sinking of The Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis & Scott Dawson (ill.)

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler

Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer & Jennifer A. Bell (ill.)

Masterpiece by Elise Broach & Kelly Murphy (ill.)

Matilda by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (ill.)

Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise (ill.)

Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Stay: the True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean

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Check out a Museum Adventure Pass

Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. One museum pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. Passes are typically limited to general admission. Some passes allow a special discount. You must bring your photo ID and library card to the library to check out a pass. Visit OR download a brochure.

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