Library Collection: 2022 Monarch Award Nominees

Kindergarten–3rd Grade

The Illinois School Library Media Association’s Monarch Award is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children’s books, authors and illustrators. Return to our list of all Award-Winning Books.


Between us and Abuela : a family story from the border / Mitali Perkins ; illustrations by Sara Palacios. cover

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border
Mitali Perkins & Sara Palacios

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The camping trip / Jennifer K. Mann. cover

The Camping Trip
Jennifer K. Mann

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Federico and the wolf / Rebecca J. Gomez ; illustrated by Elisa Chavarri. cover

Federico and the Wolf
Rebecca J. Gomez & Elisa Chavarri

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Fry bread : a Native American family story / written by Kevin Noble Maillard ; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. cover

Fry Bread: a Native American Family Story
Kevin Noble Maillard & Juana Martinez-Neal

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Fry bread director, Andy T. Jones. cover

Fry Bread DVD

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Hair love / Matthew A. Cherry ; illustrations by Vashti Harrison. cover

Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry & Vashti Harrison

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Honeybee : the busy life of Apis mellifera / Candace Fleming ; [illustrated by] Eric Rohmann. cover

Honeybee: the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann

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I am every good thing / Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James. cover

I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James

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Lubna and Pebble / Wendy Meddour, Daniel Egn{u00E9}us. cover

Lubna and Pebble
Wendy Meddour & Daniel Egnéus

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Magic ramen : the story of Momofuku Ando / written by Andrea Wang ; illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz. cover

Magic Ramen: the Story of Momofuku Ando
Andrea Wang & Kana Urbanowicz

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Mia Mayhem is a superhero! / by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez. cover

Mia Mayhem is a Superhero!
Kara West & Leeza Hernandez

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The Night Gardener / by Terry Fan and Eric Fan. cover

The Night Gardener
Terry Fan & Eric Fan

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Peter & Ernesto / Graham Annable. cover

Peter & Ernesto
Graham Annable

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Potato pants! / Laurie Keller. cover

Potato Pants!
Laurie Keller

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The proudest blue : a story of hijab and family / by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali ; illustrated by Hatem Aly. cover

The Proudest Blue: a Story of Hijab and Family
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali & Hatem Aly

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Thank you, Omu! / Oge Mora. cover

Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora

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This way, Charlie / by Caron Levis ; illustrated by Charles Santoso. cover

This Way, Charlie
Caron Levis & Charles Santoso

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The very impatient caterpillar / Ross Burach. cover

The Very Impatient Caterpillar
Ross Burach

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We are grateful : otsaliheliga / Traci Sorell ; Illustrated by Fran{u00E9} Lessac. cover

We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Traci Sorell & Frané Lessac

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When Grandma gives you a lemon tree / written by Jamie L.B. Deenihan ; illustrated by Lorraine Rocha. cover

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
Jamie L.B. Deenihan & Lorraine Rocha

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