2017 Monarch Award Master List





Santat, Dan

Dan Santat

Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Shea, Bob

Bob Shea

Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret 

Cox, Lynne

Brian Floca

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas 

Lang, Suzanne

Max Lang

Families, Families, Families! 

DiPucchio, Kelly

Christian Robinson





Reynolds, Peter H.& Paul A. Reynolds 

Peter H. Reynolds

Going Places

Yim, Natasha

Grace Zong

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas 

Butterworth, Christine

Lucia Gaggiotti

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? 

Ludwig, Trudy

Patrice Barton 

Invisible Boy

Applegate, Katherine

G. Brian Karas

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla 

Davis, Kathryn Gibbs

Gilbert Ford

Mr. Ferris and  His Wheel

Meyer, Susan 

Eric Velasquez

New Shoes

Paul, Miranda

Elizabeth Zunon

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women 

Hale, Shannon & Dean Hale 

LeUyen Pham

Princess In Black

Beaty, Andrea

David Roberts

Rosie Revere, Engineer 

Byrne, Richard

Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My Dog 

Burleigh, Robert

Wendell Minor

Trapped!: A Whale’s Rescue 

Willems, Mo

Mo Willems

Waiting Is Not Easy! 

Walker, Sally M.

Jonathan D. Voss

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the Pooh 

Dyckman, Ame

Zachariah OHora

Wolfie the Bunny


Monarch Awards

Illinois Children's Choice Award 

                         PHS Grade k-3 

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

Program Overview

Children who have read or had read to them at least 5 of the 20 master list titles will be eligible to vote for their favorite book. Prairie Hill Elementary program starts in October by introducing the selected nominees and runs through March of the current school year when all eligible voters will then cast their ballot.

After all ballots are cast and counted the Monarch Winner for the our school will be announced before schools year end.




More information may be found at the following website:   www.ISLMA.org  





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