Monarch and Caudill Awards

So, what are the most popular children’s books in the state of Illinois?  Among the Monarch nominees,

The Gingerbread Girl
The Gingerbread Girl
by Lisa Campbell Ernst was the third most popular,

Once I Ate a Pie
Once I Ate a Pie
by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest was the runner-up, and

Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel
by Melanie Watt was the most popular of all!

Older students who voted on the Rebecca Caudill nominees chose

Elephant Run Elephant Run
Elephant Run
by Roland Smith as the third most popular,

Someone Namved Eva Someone Named Eva
Someone Named Ev
a by Joan M. Wold as the second most popular,

and the ghost story

All the Lovely Bad Ones
All the Lovely Bad Ones
by Mary Downing Hahn as the most popular of all!

-Miss Sarah

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