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Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards

Monarch (Grades K-3)

This Illinois readers' choice award is for children in grades K - 3 who read from a list of 20 books and vote for their favorites.
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Current List of Nominees


Bluestem (Grades 3-5)

This Illinois readers' choice award is for children in grades 3 - 5 who read from a list of 20 books and vote for their favorites.
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Current List of Nominees


Rebecca Caudill (Grades 4-8)

This Illinois readers' choice award is for children in grades 4 - 8 who read from a list of 20 books and vote for their favorites.
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Current List of Nominees


Abraham Lincoln (Grades 9-12)

This Illinois readers' choice award is for students in high school who read from a list of books chosen by students, teachers and librarians and vote for their favorites.
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Current List of Nominees


National Awards

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Award is awarded each year to the illustrator of the best picture book for children.


Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the best book for children.


National Book Award

The National Book Award presents awards to the best fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books each year.


Printz Award

The Printz Award is awarded each year to the author of the best book written for teens.


Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is awarded yearly for Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Fiction.