All throughout Illinois, kindergarten through 3rd grade read the Monarch books. In order to vote students must read or listen to at least 5 of the 20 Monarch books. Students vote for their favorite in March.
All students will hear a booktalk on the Monarchs and they will receive a list of the Monarchs.
In order to fill the gap between the Monarch Award and the Rebecca Caudill award, Illinois librarians created the Bluestem Award for 3rd-5th graders. Students must read 4 of the 20 Bluestem books in order to vote for their favorite in March.
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