Award Books

Building Block (Preschool/Kindergarten)

The Book of Rules by Brian Gehrlein

Cows Go Boo! by Steve Web

Don't Eat Bees: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog by Dev Pett

I'm a Unicorn by Helen Yoon

I'm Terrified of Bath Time by Simon Rich

Lou by Breanna Carzoo

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

One Sheep, Two Sheep by Tammi Sauer

People Are Wild by Margaux Meganck

Shhh! The Baby's Asleep by JaNay Brown-Wood


Mark Twain 2023-2024 Readers Award Final Nominees
Title Author Publisher
A Place to Hang the Moon Kate Albus Holiday House
Linked Gordon Korman Scholastic
Nightingale Deva Fagan Atheneum
Once Upon a Camel Kathi Appelt Simon and Schuster
One Kid's Trash Jamie Sumner Atheneum
Pony R.J. Palacio Alfred A. Knopf
Six Feet Below Zero Ena Jones Holiday House
Tangled Up in Luck Merrill Wyatt Margaret K. McElderry Books
The Hidden Knife Melissa Marr Nancy Paulsen Books
The Lion of Mars Jennifer L. Holm Random House
The Night Ride J. Anderson Coats Antheneum Books for Young Readers
Worst-Case Collin Rebecca Caprara Charlesbridge

Show Me 2023-2024 Readers Award Final Nominees
Title Author Illustrator Publisher
A Walk in the Words Hudson Talbott Hudson Talbott Nancy Paulsen Books
Be Strong Pat Zietlow Miller Jen Hill Roaring Brook Press
Hugo and the Impossible Thing Renee Felice Smith
Chris Gabriel
Sydney Hanson Flamingo Books
I Eat Poop. A Dung Beetle Story Mark Pett Mark Pett Roaring Brook Press
Invasion of the Unicorns David Biedrzycki David Biedrzycki Charlesbridge
Negative Cat Sophie Blackall Sophie Blackall Nancy Paulsen Books
Norman Didn't Do It! Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins Disney Hyperion
Thankful Elaine Vickers Samantha Cotterill Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
The Bruce Swap Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins Disney Hyperion
What Can You Do With a Rock? Pat Zietlow Miller Katie Kath Sourcebooks

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