Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards

Each year students across Illinois get to vote for their favorite books from lists of selected nominees. Voting typically takes place in schools, and the winners are announced in the spring. The Monarch Award is voted on by students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Bluestem Award is voted on by students in 3rd through 5th grade. The Caudill Award is voted on by students in 4th through 8th grade. The Lincoln Award is voted on by students in 9th through 12th grade. You can find out more about the Illinois Readers’ Choice awards on the Association of Illinois School Library Educators website.

2021 Award Nominees

2021 Monarch Award Nominees

2021 Bluestem Award Nominees

2021 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees

2021 Lincoln Award Nominees

2020 Award Nominees

2020 Monarch Award Nominees

2020 Bluestem Award Nominees

2020 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees

2020 Lincoln Award Nominees