So, what are the most popular children’s books in the state of Illinois? Among the Monarch nominees,
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst was the third most popular,
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest was the runner-up, and
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt was the most popular of all!
Older students who voted on the Rebecca Caudill nominees chose
Elephant Run by Roland Smith as the third most popular,
and the ghost story
All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn as the most popular of all!