Illinois Children’s Choice Awards
The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) sponsors four awards for children’s literature in children in the state of Illinois nominate, read, and vote for their favorite books. Students at Southeast School have the opportunity to participate in three of these participation programs.
Caudill Winners 2016
Bluestem Winners 2016
Monarch Winner 2016
(Southeast School and State Winner)
- Monarch (Grades K-3)
Students must read (or be read to) 5 of the 20 nominated books by mid-March; this is usually done during library time or in their classroom. Monarch Tracking 2016
- Bluestem (Grades 3 – 5)
Students must read (or be read to) 4 of the 20 nominated books by mid-March; a few books are read by the librarian or the teacher but students must also read on their own. Students must complete a four sentence review of each book read. See below for instructions. 2016 Bluestem Nominees
- Rebecca Caudill (Grades 4 – 8)
Students must read or be read to 3 of the 20 nominated books by the end of February; not all of the books on this list will necessarily be available in the Southeast Library. Students must complete a four sentence review of each book read. See below for instructions. VIEW CAUDILL LIST HERE
Readers’ Choice Award logos (Illinois School Library Media Association) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
How to do your review for Bluestem or Caudill:
In order to be able to vote for the Bluestem or Caudill award, students must submit reviews of the required number of titles for each award. Third graders may choose to print out the following form and give it to the library or enter their information directly online. This form may also be used if a student has difficulty accessing the online catalog. Fourth and Fifth graders must submit their review online by logging into Destiny, or the Southeast Library Catalog.