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Here are the latest books the Youth Services Librarians are reading.
Miss Jody is reading Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth Bunce.
- Miss Diane is reading Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.
- Miss Mia is reading It is Lucy by Randy Cecil.
- Miss Lisa is reading The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
Why not check them out today and tell us what you think!
Designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The name Monarch was chosen because of its familiarity to children in grades K-3 and to symbolize the growth, change and freedom that becoming a reader brings.
Designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Named in honor of Big Bluestem which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
An annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades 4-8 in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.