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And the Winners Are…

Have you been reading your way through the Illinois State Award lists this year? Well, the voters have spoken! Here are the Readers’ Choice Winners from 2019. How do they compare to your picks?

Creepy Pair of Underwear! – 18547 votes
Written by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Peter Brown

Claymates –  14322 votes
Written by Dev Petty, Illustrated by Lauren Eldridge

Bob, Not Bob! – 10816 votes
Written by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Matthew Cordell


Wish – 2869
Written by Barbara O’Connor

City of Ember – 2659 votes
Written by Jeanne DuPrau

Fish in a Tree – 2556 votes
Written by Linda Mulally Hunt


Ghost – 1,280 votes
Written by Jason Reynolds

Moo – 1,007 votes
Written by Sharon Creech

The Iron Trial – 972 votes
Written by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare


To see all the 2019 books and their place in the voting, click here .

Access the 2020 Monarch List

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Access the 2020 Rebecca Caudill List

Check the library in April for the 2020 titles on display!

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