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The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award
The Monarch is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to all K-3 age children in Illinois.
The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award
Named in honor of Big Bluestem which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Illinois' Children's Choice Award, Grades 4-8.
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.
The Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois. The award is designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books.
Caldecott Medal Home Page
Awarded annually by Association for Library Services to Children division of the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal Home Page
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children division of the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.