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2010-2011 Show Me Award Nominees
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Young Violet's only friend is her dog, Orville, until one of her homemade flying machines takes her to the rescue of a Boy Scout troop in trouble.
Titanicat by Marty Crisp
A boy who has signed on as cabin boy aboard the Titanic helps ready the ship for its maiden voyage, but when it is time to set sail and he cannot find the ship's cat on board, he leaves the vessel to search for her.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.
My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers
"Every summer on Chincoteague Island, there is an auction of ponies who have swum across the channel from Assateague, where ponies run free. If Julie works hard and saves her money all year, perhaps she can win the pony of her dreams, her very own Chincoteague pony"--Publisher.
Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby
In 1888, Owney, a stray terrier puppy, finds a home in the Albany, New York, post office and becomes its official mascot as he rides the mail train through the Adirondacks and beyond, criss-crossing the United States, into Canada and Mexico, and eventually traveling around the world by mail boat in 132 days.
Two Bobbies, A True Story by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery