The 2013 Monarch AwardIllinois’ Grades K-3 Readers’ Choice Award     Sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Associ...
Ant and Grasshopper     by Luli Gray                      While he stocks up for the                      winter, Ant is a...
Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes           by Margie PalatiniRetells the fable of afrustrated fox that, aftermany tries to rea...
Where in the Wild? Camouflaged Creatures        Concealed…and Revealed                          by Nic Bishop  Poems with ...
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum       by Meghan McCarthy                                 A collection of amusing         ...
Clemente!  by Willie Perdomo and Bryan CollierA little boy named Clemente isproud to learn about the life,career, and char...
Bink & Gollieby Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee                     Two roller-skating best friends--                    ...
The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow         by Joanne Ryder                            Ten funny rhyming stories              ...
How Rocket Learned to Read        by Tad HillsA little yellow birdteaches Rocket thedog how to read byfirst introducing hi...
That Cat Can’t Stay by Thad Kramesky                                 A dads patience is pushed to the                     ...
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes                 by Andrew ClementsPete the cat moves,grooves, and singswhile expl...
Even Monsters Need Haircuts        by Matthew McElligottAt night under a full moon,a boy operates a barbershop full of mon...
A Sick Day for Amos McGee          by Philip C. SteadZookeeper Amos McGee,who is adored by all theanimals, gets someunexpe...
The Circus Shipby Chris Van Dusen                         A circus ship has an accident                         off the co...
Art & Max              by David WiesnerMax wants to be an artistlike Arthur, but his firstattempt at using apaintbrush sen...
We Are in a Book!                 by Mo WillemsPiggie realizes that she and Geraldthe elephant are in a book and thatshe c...
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom                  Eric Wight                                     Frankie Piccolini ha...
Blackout               by John RoccoNeighbors gather on the roofafter the power goes out ona hot night in the city andstar...
Night Flight : Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic      by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell MinorAn account of Am...
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred          by Samantha R. Vamos and illustrated by Rafael LópezA cumulative tale of...
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    1. 1. The 2013 Monarch AwardIllinois’ Grades K-3 Readers’ Choice Award Sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association Naomi Mellendorf Library Information Specialist Robert Crown Elementary School Wauconda, Illinois
    2. 2. Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray While he stocks up for the winter, Ant is annoyed by Grasshoppers singing and dancing all summer long, but soon realizes there is value in having fun. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    3. 3. Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes by Margie PalatiniRetells the fable of afrustrated fox that, aftermany tries to reach ahigh bunch of grapes,decides they must besour anyway. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    4. 4. Where in the Wild? Camouflaged Creatures Concealed…and Revealed by Nic Bishop Poems with clues prompt readers to guess the identities of ten camouflaged animals, revealed in gatefolds, and fact pages present information on each species, discussing their camouflage and life cycles. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    5. 5. Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy A collection of amusing historical facts on the invention of bubble gum. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    6. 6. Clemente! by Willie Perdomo and Bryan CollierA little boy named Clemente isproud to learn about the life,career, and charitable work ofhis namesake, baseball greatRoberto Clemente, the firstLatin American player inductedinto the Hall of Fame. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    7. 7. Bink & Gollieby Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee Two roller-skating best friends-- one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    8. 8. The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow by Joanne Ryder Ten funny rhyming stories for beginning readers. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    9. 9. How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad HillsA little yellow birdteaches Rocket thedog how to read byfirst introducing himto the alphabet. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    10. 10. That Cat Can’t Stay by Thad Kramesky A dads patience is pushed to the limit by his cat-loving wife and her penchant for adopting stray cats, but after he gives in to the first one, four more take over his favorite chair and he decides it is time to adopt a puppy from the pound. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    11. 11. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Andrew ClementsPete the cat moves,grooves, and singswhile exploring thedifferent parts ofschool. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    12. 12. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligottAt night under a full moon,a boy operates a barbershop full of monsters. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    13. 13. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. SteadZookeeper Amos McGee,who is adored by all theanimals, gets someunexpected guests whilehome sick one day. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    14. 14. The Circus Shipby Chris Van Dusen A circus ship has an accident off the coast of Maine which leaves the animals stranded, but they are soon taken in by the citizens of a small island who grow fond of the new residents and fight to protect them. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    15. 15. Art & Max by David WiesnerMax wants to be an artistlike Arthur, but his firstattempt at using apaintbrush sends the twofriends on a whirlwind tripthrough various media, withunexpected consequences. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012 Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    16. 16. We Are in a Book! by Mo WillemsPiggie realizes that she and Geraldthe elephant are in a book and thatshe can make the reader say words,but when Gerald comes tounderstand the danger of the bookending, Piggie comes up with asolution to get the reader to keepreading. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    17. 17. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom Eric Wight Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    18. 18. Blackout by John RoccoNeighbors gather on the roofafter the power goes out ona hot night in the city andstart having so much fun noteveryone is happy when thelights go back on. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    19. 19. Night Flight : Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell MinorAn account of AmeliaEarharts dangerous 1932flight across the AtlanticOcean from Newfoundlandto Ireland, in which shesurvived bad weather anda malfunctioning airplane.Includes a brief biographyof the aviator. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012
    20. 20. The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos and illustrated by Rafael LópezA cumulative tale of a farmmaiden who, aided by a groupof animals, prepares "Arroz conLeche," or rice pudding.Includes recipe and glossary ofthe Spanish words that arewoven throughout the text. Naomi Mellendorf, District #118, December 2012

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