Award Books

2023-2024 Award Nominees

Mark Twain (Grades 4-6)

Title Author
The Hidden Knife Melissa Marr
Linked Gordon Korman  
The Lion of Mars Jennifer L. Holm  
The Night Ride J. Anderson Coats  
Nightingale Deva Fagan  
Once Upon a Camel Kathi Appelt   
One Kid's Trash Jamie Sumner  
A Place to Hang the Moon  Kate Albus  
Pony R. J. Palacio  
Six Feet Below Zero Ena Jones  
Tangled Up in Luck Merrill Wyatt   
Worst-Case Collin Rebecca Caprara

Show Me (Grades 1-3)

Title Author Illustrator
Be Strong Pat Zietlow Miller Jen Hill
The Bruce Swap Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins
Hugo and the Impossible Thing Renee Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel Sydney Hanson
I Eat Poop. A Dung Beetle Story Mark Pett Mark Pett
Invasion of the Unicorns David Biedrzycki David Biedrzycki
Negative Cat Sophie Blackall Sophie Blackall
Norman Didn't Do It! Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins
Thankful Elaine Vickers Samantha Cotterill
A Walk in the Words Hudson Talbott Hudson Talbott
What Can You Do With a Rock? Pat Zietlow Miller Katie Kath

Missouri Building Block (Pre K - K)
 Title  Author/Illustrator
The Book of Rules Brian Gehrlein/Tom Knight
Cows Go Boo! Steve Webb/Fred Blunt
Don't Eat Bees: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog Dev Petty/Mike Boldt
I'm a Unicorn Helen Yoon
I'm Terrified of Bath Time Simon Rich/Tom Toro
Lou Breanna Carzoo
Mel Fell Corey R. Tabor
One Sheep, Two Sheep Tammi Sauer/Troy Cummings
People Are Wild Margaux Meganck
Shhh! The Baby's Asleep JaNay Brown-Wood/Elissambura

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