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2017 Monarch Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Monarch Award –

Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award

2017 Nominees

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Going Places by Peter H. Reynolds & Paul A. Reynolds

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? by Christine Butterworth

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine G. Applegate

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

New Shoes by Susan Meyer

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay & Recycling Women of Gambia by Miranda Paul

The Princess In Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Trapped!: A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh

Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker


Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman


2017 Bluestem Award Nominees Print
Kids' News

Bluestem Award

Illinois' Grades 3-5

Readers' Choice Award

2017 Nominees

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells / Marcus Calo

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger / Michael Cordell

The Journey that Saved Curious George by Louise Borden

Justin Case: School, Drool, and other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail / Matthew Cordell

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst / Kevin Cornell

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien / Zena Bernstein

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Shooting at the Stars: the Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney / J. Brian Pinkney

Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley Brubaker

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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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