All Hough students in grades K-3 are encouraged to listen to and/or read all 20 book on the Monarch
list. Hough 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are encouraged to read at least three of the books on the Bluestem
list. Those who read four or more of the books are eligible to vote. Hough 5th grade students are encouraged to read at least three of the books on the Rebecca Caudill
Students will have an opportunity in Spring 2018 to vote for their favorite Monarch or Bluestem book. Hough Street School votes will be tallied and combined with others across the state. The book with the highest number of student votes will be declared the winner and will be announced at the Children's Literature Conference at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.