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1 The Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Childrens Choice Award Sponsored by ISLMA Schools/libraries register/participate Master List of 20 titles Award given annually to book voted favorite by K-3 children Specifics at website: monarch.htm monarch.htm

2 Monarch Steering Committee Ann Brownson, EIU, Charleston Peggy Burton, Williams, Mattoon Alice Joseph, Wilmette Public Library Sally Schoenberg, McKenzie, Wilmette Pam Storm, Carl Sandburg, Charleston Volunteers –Readers –Nominations –Website

3 The Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Childrens Choice Award Designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with books, authors and illustrators. Named in honor of the Monarch Butterfly, Illinois state insect which symbolizes growth, change and freedom, qualities that also characterize the emergent reader. Organized to find the childrens favorite.

4 Monarch Packet-Online Information sheet Bibliography with summaries and ISBNs Nomination form and criteria for nominees Ballot template for paper voting Bookmark template Tally sheet to record ALL votes for online submission Many other resources available on the website

5 Monarch Dates March 12 & 20: Winner announced NIU and IRC March, 2010: Website updated for 2011 resources March, 2010: 2011 Registration brochure mailed August 15, 2010: Online 2011 packet available and mailing of sticker and voting information 2010–2011: Read the 2012 Nominees September 15, 2010: 2012 Nominations close January 15, 2011: Official end of 2011 registration February, 2011: 2012 Master List announced February, 2011: Vote online by the 28th

6 The 2005 Monarch Award

7 Monarch 2005 Winner 95,000 K-3 children voted! 667 schools/libraries Winner: David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon Second: Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester Third: I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

8 Monarch 2006 Winner 115,000 students voted 719 schools/libraries Winner: My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza Second: Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin Third: Miss Smiths Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland

9 Keiko Kasza 2006 Winner

10 Monarch 2007 Winner 120,712 students voted 753 schools/libraries Winner: Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner (Dex) Second: I Aint Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont Third: Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox

11 2007 Monarch Award Winner Mark Buehner, illustrator of Superdog: The Heart of a Hero, accepts the 2007 Monarch Award for himself and his wife/author Caralyn. The book has been re-named Dex due to a copyright question.

12 Monarch 2008 Winner Over 131,000 students voted 780 schools/libraries Winner: If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen Second: Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel Third: Fancy Nancy by Jane OConnor

13 Monarch 2009 Winner 154,000 children voted 894 schools & libraries Winner: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin OMalley Second: Skippyjon Jones by Judith Schnacher Third: Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod

14 Kevin OMalley accepts the 2009 Monarch Award

15 Monarch 2010 Winner 156,158 children voted 840 schools & libraries Winner: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt, 35,975 votes Second: Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, 20,626 votes Third: The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst, 14,498 votes

16 Monarch Master List Selection Librarians, teachers, parents and students may nominate. Nominees are narrowed to 100 by the nomination committee, who considers the criteria, and the balance of fiction/nonfiction/picture books/chapter books/easy readers. Volunteer readers review groups of 10 books and submit evaluations based on a rubric. Their evaluations are used to narrow to 50 nominees. Readers attempt to read all 50 nominees. At the face-to-face meeting in January, each reader reviews one book in depth. Readers vote to select the Master List of 20. Volunteer at the website.

17 Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Childrens Choice Award 2011 Master List Sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association

18 When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach Just when a little boy thinks he's going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase. Discuss pets. How do adults try to make kids happy? Research dinosaurs.

19 Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel In this chapter book, it is time for Bad Kitty to get a bath. Meant as a bridge book from picture books to more difficult chapter books it uses humor and factoids to tell the story. Discuss the hazards of keeping pets clean Research cats. Discuss bath time rituals Sequel: Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

20 Fred Stays with Me by Margie Palatini A girl and her dog, Fred, move one divorced parent's house to the others. Fred gives her a sense of continuity and stability. Discuss divorce. Talk about dogs and other pets. Read other books by the author.

21 Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy Martina is looking for a suitor. Her grandmother tells her to give each one the Coffee Test. How will this help her find true love? Discuss folktales. Research cockroaches Come up with other tests for true love. Visit Martinas own website: Read the book in Spanish Listen to the audio version

22 A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee 2 boys spend a week at summer camp and at grandparents house and learn what it means to have fun. Discuss summer camps. Talk about grandparents. Make up the perfect summer week Draw sea shells and make them into other creatures.

23 Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson An historical fiction account of a day when Lincoln was 7 and was saved by his best friend Austin. Discuss Lincolns childhood. Talk about best friends and how to be one Imagine what other trouble Abe and Austin might get into

24 Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa The village wise man must save the people from the approaching tsunami. To do this he must sacrifice his wealth. Research tsunamis. Predict country based on art. Read Magic Tree House Research Guide #15: Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to High Tide in Hawaii. Look at other books illustrated by Ed Young

25 Oh, Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz A boy gets a guinea pig as a pet and learns to care for and love it. Research guinea pigs Talk about pet care Compare to Fred Stays with Me and Bad Kitty Gets a Bath. Make guinea pigs from pom pons, felt, pipe cleaners and wiggly eyes.

26 Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. Research Hurricane Katrina. Discuss friendship. Compare to Owen and Mzee or The Incredible Journey

27 The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald When Little Boy is frightened by a squeaky bedroom door, his grandmother brings in various animals to help him feel secure enough to sleep. Discuss nighttime fears. Read other versions of the story. Have students act out the story with lots of sound effects.

28 Abes Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport This powerful portrait of a great American president shines a light on the passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life. Discuss Lincolns life and presidency. Make a timeline of Lincolns life. Compare to Martins Big Words

29 Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka Cowboy and Octopus maintain their friendship despite different opinions about things like beans and knock-knock jokes. Talk about friendship. Make collage pictures. Compare to other Scieszka books Write knock-knock jokes. Discuss favorite foods.

30 Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected. Recall the first day of school. Talk about other natural enemies and unlikely friends. Make thumbprint animals Others in Series: Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

31 Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Three easy-to-read stories reveal the close friendship between Dog and Bear. Discuss friendship. Draw Dog and Bear. Others in series: Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready, Dog and Bear: Twos Company.

32 Too Many Toys by David Shannon Although he finally agrees that he has too many toys and needs to give them away, there is one toy that Spencer absolutely cannot part with. Talk about favorite toys. Imagine other things you can do with a box. Make a toy from a shoebox, empty spools, popsicle sticks, etc.

33 Help Me Mr. Mutt: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems by Janet Stevens Dogs across the United States write to Mr. Mutt, a people expert, for help with their humans. Discuss other problems dogs might have with humans. Write a letter to Mr. Mutt. Discuss point-of-view. Talk about differences between dogs and cats.

34 Mudball by Matt Tavares During a rainy Minneapolis Millers baseball game in 1903, Little Andy Oyler has the chance to become a hero by hitting the shortest and muddiest home run in history. Talk about early baseball and how it has changed. Compare Andy to Babe Ruth. Look at how baseball uniforms have changed. Try some Cracker Jacks

35 Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger. Find other rhyming words. What is a dust bunny? Sequel: Here comes the big, mean dust bunny! Draw and color dust bunnies.

36 Keena Ford and the Second-grade Mix-up by Melissa Thomson Keena Ford chronicles her many mishaps as she begins second grade in her journal. Discuss funny things that happen at school. What would it be like to be in a class with all boys/girls? Taste cappuccinos, lattes, frappaccinos. Discuss divorced families. Keep a journal for a week.

37 Your Pal, Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him? Or will he think of something better? Talk about what scares us. Draw monsters Discuss how to make friends.

38 Maximizing the Monarch Label the books: orange stickers, orange tape, label protectors, butterfly stickers, logo stickers for sale Display ideas: bulletin board, wall, special Monarch shelf Reading ideas –Reserve/rotate books, to every classroom –Offer stickers/certificate for classroom reading ALL 20 nominees –Make bookmarks/checklists for kids to keep track of books read –Read in classroom/library/home Fun gimmicks–orange hat, shirt, butterfly balloons, puppets Ensure ALL students get to vote. (Read 5 books to them!) Establish voting procedures, ideas on the web.

39 Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Childrens Choice Award Sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association

40 Questions/Comments Any questions? Dont forget to register, read, and vote! Visit the website soon.


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