And the Winners Are…
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison
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
REBECCA CAUDILL YOUNG READERS’ BOOK AWARD
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.
Check the library in April for the 2020 titles on display!