Make your voice heard! Read books from the Monarch 2023 list and vote on which is your favorite. Track which books you've read using the Beanstack app (iOS/Google Play) or website. Once you've created your Beanstack account, choose the Monarch 2023 Reading Challenge to register. Prefer to keep track on paper? Pick up a log at the Youth Services Desk at the Harnish Main Library or the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch Library. Read 5 books and get an invitation to vote for your favorite beginning February 15. Read 10 books to earn a patch or read all 20 to earn a paperback book to keep!
Monarch Award 2023 Master List
Algonquin Library Illinois Book Awards Website
Want more Monarch fun? Come to the Illinois Readers' Choice Award Kickoff Party on August 31 or one of our Reading Check-in Parties (November 15 and January TBA).
The Monarch Award: Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award is presented annually in March to the author and illustrator of the book voted as their favorite by students in Kindergarten through Grade Three in participating Illinois schools or public libraries. The Monarch Award is sponsored by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators.