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Show Me Award
2014-2015 Show Me Award Nominees
One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
Some Cat! by Mary Cassanova
When Violet the cat is adopted she has trouble sharing her new kingdom with the family dogs until they save her from some home invaders.
Lost and Found by Bill Harley
Justin has lost the hat his grandmother made for him, and if he is to find it in time for her visit he will have to go talk to Mr. Rumkowsky, the gruff old school custodian in charge of the Lost and Found.
The House on Dirty-Third Street by Jo S. Kittinger
A mother and daughter work to turn a hopeless, rundown, and dirty old house into a loving family home with hard work, faith, and the support of their new friends and neighbors.
Helen's Big World by Doreen Rapaport
An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Jangles: a Big Fish Story by David Shannon
A father relates to his son the tale of his encounter--and friendship--with a gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jangles when he swims, but who has never been caught.
The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart
A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.
I Need My Own Country by Rick Walton
Instructs the reader in how to form one's own country when the time comes, from finding a location, a name, and a flag, to handling the inevitable civil unrest and invasions.
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
Missouri Show Me Award Winners
2013 Missouri Show Me Award Winner:
The blue house dog by Deborah Blumenthal ; illustrated by Adam Gustavson
2012 - Nubs: the True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle by Brian Dennis
2011 - Two Bobbies, A True Story by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
2010 - Some dog! by Mary Casanova with pictures by Ard Hoyt
2009 - Hero cat by Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen
2008 - Magnus at the fire by Jennifer Armstrong
2007 - Arrowhawk by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
2006 - Bad boys by Margie Palatini; illustrated by Henry Cole
2005 - Epossumondas by Coleen Salley; illustrated by Janet Stevens
2004 - The frog principal by Stephanie Calmenson; illustrated by Denise Brunkus
2003 - Go home! : the true story of James the cat by Libby Phillips Meggs
2002 - Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
2001 - Raising dragons by Jerdine Nolen; illustrated by Elise Primavera
2000 – Verdi by Janell Cannon
1999 - Duke, the Dairy Delight dog by Lisa Campbell Ernst
1998 - Heart of a tiger by Marsha Diane Arnold with pictures by Jamichael Henterly
1997 - My rotten redheaded older brother by Patricia Polacco
1996 - Soap! Soap! don't forget the soap! : an Appalachian folktale retold by Tom Birdseye; illustrated by Andrew Glass
1995 - Sukey and the mermaid by Robert D. San Souci; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
For more information about the Show Me Readers Award, including past winners and nominees, visit the Missouri Association of School Librarians site.