The Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Readers' Choice Award will be presented annually to the author and/or illustrator of the book voted as their favorite by students in Kindergarten through Grade Three in paticipating Illinois schools or public libraries. The Monarch Award is sponsored by the AISLE (Association of Illinois School Library Educators).
Washington School Grades Kindergarten - Grade 3 have been participating in the Illinois Monarch Award vote since the 2008-2009 school year. The students look forward each year to hearing the stories and then voting for their favorite. They wait anxiously for AISLE to announce the year's winning book sometime in March.
AND THE 2019 MONARCH WINNER IS.....
CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR
by Aaron Reynolds
Our students picked this books as our favorite too!! As a matter of fact, we picked the top 3 books in the same order as the final winners:
1st--Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
2nd--Claymates by Dev Petty
3rd--Bob, not Bob! by Elizabeth Scanlon
HERE ARE THE PAST WINNERS:
2018: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
2017: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
2016: Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki
2015: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
2014: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
2013: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
2012: Shark vs Train by Chris Barton
2011: Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
2010: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
2009: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley
2008: If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
2007: Dex: Superdog by Caralyn Buehner
2006: My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
2005: David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNING BOOKS!!!
OUR VOTE COUNTS!! We don't always pick as our favorite the book the one that finally wins the award but our votes go towards the totals for all the books. We appreciate AISLE allowing us to be part of the award process. No one knows what kids like to read better than the kids!!!