Books for Young Readers
Please visit the Youth Department, on the first floor of the library, to see reading lists on many other topics for birth through eighth grade.
Lists of Illinois School Library Media Association Award nominees
- The Bluestem Award is designed for Illinois 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
- The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.
- The Monarch Award is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children’s books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to all K-3 age children in Illinois.