Monarch Award For K-3
Information about our Monarch Award Program for Kindergarten through third grade.
The Monarch Award is a student choice award for Illinois students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. During library time, students in kindergarten through 2nd grade will listen to a different Monarch Award title each week. Students fill out an evaluation form for each title. In February all students with five or more completed forms will be eligible to vote for their favorite Monarch Award book.
Third graders read the titles independently. Students who read at least 5 of the titles will be eligible to vote in February. Students reading all 20 titles will have their names listed on the library wall in our "Monarch Hall of Fame."
If you are a third grader and read a book on this year's Monarch Award, be sure to fill out a Monarch Butterfly Form. A blank form is available here.
Monarchs in the Library K-2
We are currently reading:
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills - learn more about the author, the REAL Rocket, a video of Rocket and information about the Rocket app for ipad.
Ask your student about these books we have recently read:
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini - to learn more about Margie and her stories use this link.
Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen - for more information about the author, the book, circus games, and even a shipwreck detective game, use this link.
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wright - watch a video of Eric Wright drawing the character Frankie Pickle at this link.
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee - they have a very fun website with games and activities at this link.
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott - on the author's website, watch videos and find out more about the story!
Pop: the Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy - for fun activities and gum records; follow this link.
Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray - for activities about Ant and Grasshopper; follow this link.
Clemente! by Willie Perdomo - listen to the author read the book!
Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha Vamos - to learn more about the story and the Spanish words use this link.
Blackout by John Rocco - learn more about John Rocco's creation of the story Blackout using this link.
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin - download the Pete the Cat songs, and listen to Pete the Cat stories by using this link.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead - watch a video of the illustrator, Erin Stead, telling about how she created the artwork for this book by using this link.
We Are In a Book by Mo Willems - visit Mo's site and create a dance for Gerald and Piggie using this link.
For more information about the Monarch Award including fun activities try this link.