Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: 2022 Monarch Award Nominees

Annable, Graham, author, artist.

"Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. Peter and Ernesto are nothing al...

Barnes, Derrick, author.

Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child. ...

Biedrzycki, David, author, illustrator.

A hungry cat gets a job hunting mice at a sumo training center (heya), but once the mice are gone h...

Burach, Ross, author, illustrator.

A caterpillar learns to be patient while trying to metamorphosize. ...

Cherry, Matthew A., author.

"A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into st...

Deenihan, Jamie L. B., author.

When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don't make a face! Care for the tree, and you ...

Fleming, Candace, author.

Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee. ...

Gomez, Rebecca J., author.

A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood in which Federico rides his bicycle to the market for ...

Keller, Laurie, author, illustrator.

Potato is very excited to buy a pair of pants on sale at Lance Vance's Fancy Pants Store, but ...

Levis, Caron, author.

Jack, an introverted goat, and Charlie, a blind horse, meet at Open Bud Ranch, an animal rehabilita...

Maillard, Kevin Noble, author.

Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes...

Mann, Jennifer K., author, illustrator.

Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag...

Meddour, Wendy, author.

"Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smi...

Muhammad, Ibtihaj, 1985- author.

Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to scho...

Perkins, Mitali, author.

When Maria, Juan, and their mother go to the border between California and Mexico to visit their gr...

Sanders, Rob, 1958- author.

Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and des...

Sorell, Traci, author.

Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for ...

Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954- author.

In this creative non-fiction story, Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes ...

Wang, Andrea, author.

"Every day, Ando Momofuku would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, h...

West, Kara, author.

Eight-year-old Mia Macarooney is delighted to learn she is from a family of superheroes, but her ac...