Readers Advisory

2022 Award Book Lists

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2022 Monarch Award Master List


Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story From the Border / Mitali Perkins
The Camping Trip / Jennifer Mann
Federico and the Wolf / Rebecca Gomez
Fry Bread / Kevin Noble Maillard
Hair Love / Matthew Cherry
Honeybee: the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera / Candace Fleming
I Am Every Good Thing / Derrick Barnes
Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You / Sonia Sotomayor
Lubna and Pebble / Wendy Meddour
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuko Ando / Andrea Wang
Mia Mayhem is a Superhero! / Kara West
Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths / Graham Annable
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag / Rob Sanders
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family / Ibtihaj Muhammad & S. K. Ali
Sumokitty / David Biedrzycki
This Way, Charlie / Caron Levis
The Very Impatient Caterpillar / Ross Burach
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga / Traci Sorell
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree / Jamie L. B. Deenihan

2022 Bluestem Master List

Because of the Rabbit / Cynthia Lord
Blended / Sharon M. Draper
Does it Fart?: A Kid’s Guide to the Gas Animals Pass / Nick Caruso, Dani Rabaiotti, Alex G. Griffiths
Framed! / James Ponti
Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story / Karen Levine
Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature / Silvia Lopez and Guido Daniele
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat / Emily Chenoweth, Johnny Marciano, Robb Mommaerts
Let the Children March / Monica Clark-Robinson & Frank Morrison
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read / Rita Lorraine Hubbard & Oge Mora
One-Third Nerd / Gennifer Choldenko & Eglantine Ceulemans
Other Words For Home / Jasmine Warga
Pie in the Sky / Remy Lai
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet / Zanib Mian & Nasaya Mafaridik
Prairie Lotus / Linda Sue Park
Project Z: A Zombie Ate My Homework / Tommy Greenwald & Dave Bardin
Roll With It / Jamie Sumner
Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines / Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly
The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero / Joan DiCicco & Ebony Glenn
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street / Karina Yan Glaser
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting Our Planet / Jess French

2022 Rebecca Caudill
Young Readers’ Book Award Master List


Be Prepared / Vera Brosgol
City of Ghosts / Victoria Schwab
Clean Getaway / Nic Stone 
Free Lunch / Rex Ogle
From the Desk of Zoe Washington / Janae Marks
Genesis Begins Again / Alicia D. Williams
Ghost Boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes
I Can Make This Promise / Christine Day
Inkling / Kenneth Oppel
It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
King and the Dragonflies / Kacen Callender
The Line Tender / Kate Allen
Maybe He Just Likes You / Barbara Dee
The Okay Witch / Emma Steinkellner
Orange For the Sunsets / Tina Athaide
Other Words for Home / Jasmine Warga
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise / Dan Gemeinhart
They Called Us Enemy / George Takei
To Night Owl From Dogfish / Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” / Deborah Heiligman

2022 Lincoln Award:
Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice


Allegedly / Tiffany Jackson*
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World / Penelope Bagieu
Catfishing on Catnet / Naomi Kritzer
The Companion / Katie Alender*
The Dark Matter of Mona Starr / Laura Lee Gulledge
Dig / A.S. King
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager / Ben Philippe
Frankly In Love / David Yoon
Girl Made of Stars / Ashley Herring Blake
If I Was Your Girl / Meredith Russo
The Inheritance Games / Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Moxie / Jennifer Mathieu
#NotYourPrincess / Mary Beth Leatherdale & Lisa Charleyboy, eds.
Ordinary Hazards / Nikki Grimes
Punching the Air / Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam*
Sorcery of Thorns / Margaret Rogerson
Stamped / Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly
We Are Not From Here / Jenny Torres Sanchez
With the Fire On High / Elizabeth Acevedo

* Student Reader Selections