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Illinois Reading Awards

  • The Monarch Award is an award in which children in grades K-2 in Illinois have the opportunity to read from a list of 20 books and vote on which one is their favorite.  
  • The Bluestem Award is an award in which children in grades 3-5 in Illinois have the opportunity to read from a list of 20 books and vote on which one is their favorite.   
  • The Rebecca Caudill Award is an award given every year to the book that children in grades 4-8 in Illinois feel is the most outstanding from a list of 20 chapter books.