Monarch Books 2021
The Monarch Books are a collection of 20 titles that have been chosen by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators as the nominees for the Illinois Children's Choice Award. The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to K-2 children and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings. 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-2 age children in Illinois.