Monarch 2019

What is the Monarch Award Program?

The Monarch Program is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades kindergarten through third in participating Illinois schools. It is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators.

The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-3 children and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings. 

Who may participate?

Any student in grades kindergarten through third grade may participate by reading a minimum of ten out of the twenty books on the current Monarch List.  

Why participate?

This list represents an excellent array of children's book authors and illustrators. Also, students who participate will get the opportunity to join their classmates at our annual voting party.

How do I participate?

Students must read or listen to a minimum of ten books from the following list. Then complete and submit a reading packet with a form for each book read. The books must be read entirely. 

The deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019

2019 Monarch Award Master.pdf