Mark Twain Reader's Award
Each year, Missouri students in grades 4-8 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. Students must read 4 or more Mark Twain nominated books to be eligible to vote in early March. The Mark Twain award is awarded to the author of the winning book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
Title Author Publisher Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery James Ponti Aladdin The Seventh Wish Kate Messner Bloomsbury Moo Sharon Creech Harper Collins Counting Thyme Melanie Conklin Penguin Random House Maxi’s Secrets Lynn Plourde Penguin Random House When Friendship Followed Me Home Paul Griffin Penguin Random House Soar Joan Bauer Penguin Young Readers Group Ghosts Raina Telgemeier Scholastic Save Me a Seat Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan Scholastic Unbound Ann E Burg Scholastic Ghost Jason Reynolds Simon & Schuster Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story Nora Raleigh Baskin Simon & Schuster
Each year, Missouri students in grades 1-3 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. Students must read 4 or more Show Me nominated books to be eligible to vote in early March. The Show Me award is awarded to the author of the winning book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
Title Author Illustrator Publisher Good Night, Bat! Good Morning Squirrel! Paul Meisel Same Boyds Mill Press A Bike Like Sergio’s Maribeth Boelts Noah Jones Candlewick Press Quickest Kid in Clarksville Pat Zietlow Miller Frank Morrison Chronicle Books The Water Princess Susan Verde & Georgie Badiel Peter Reynolds G P Putnam’s The Magic Word Mac Barnett Elise Parsley Harper Collins Who Wants a Tortoise Dave Keane K. G. Campbell Knopf Books for Young Readers Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Lisa Papp same Peachtree Publishers Seven and a Half Tons of Steel Janet Nolan Thomas Gonzalez Peachtree Publishers Dear Dragon Josh Funk Rodolfo Montalvo Viking Diana’s White House Garden Elisa Carbone Jen Hill Viking