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The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by children in grades 4-8 in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults. Links to all of the 2024 nominees and a pdf of the full list are below!

Caudill PDF List


The Lincoln Award is given to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of participating high school student votes. This program encourages teens to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, the Lincoln Award is sponsored by AISLE and administered by the steering committee. Links to all of the 2024 nominees and a pdf of the full list are below!

Lincoln PDF List

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