Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monarch Award Nominees: COMPLETED

I made a pretty lofty goal this year:  to read all the Illinois Award Nominated books, which includes Monarch (grades K-3), Bluestem (grades 3-5), Caudill (grades 5-8), and Lincoln (grades 9-12). 

Today I completed 1/4 of my goal!  I've read all the Monarch books!  YAY! 

Please ignore the fact that the Monarch books are the picture books and are therefore the easiest section to finish and really should have been read months ago.  Ahem.

After going back through my reviews, these are the books that I gave a five out of five rating:

Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins
Dogku by Andrew Clements
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming
Let's Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile

And from those excellent five books, the one I will vote for is....Grace for President by Kelly DiPuccchio, for it's fantastic artwork, sneaky teaching, and empowering message!

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