Award Winning Books

17-18 Mark Twain Nominees

The Mark Twain Award is sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians and is selected by students in grades four through eight.  Students who read four of the twelve nominees are eligible to vote.

17-18 Show Me Reader Nominees

The Show Me Readers Award is sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians and is selected by students in grades one through three.  Students who have read or had six of the stories read to them are eligible to vote. 

17-18 Missouri Building Block Award Nominees

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is awarded to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries.

Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Award is given annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.