Show Me Readers Award
Each year, Missouri schoolchildren in grades 1-3 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. The Show Me Readers Award is awarded to the author of this book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
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Show Me Readers Nominees 2011-2012
by Major Brian Dennis
The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in Iraq, and, when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through the desert winter to rejoin his friend.
by Alison Jackson
Upon finding a large gold nugget on her pig farm, Desert Rose sets out to buy the biggest, fattest hog in Texas to enter in the state fair, but first she must get the hog to Laredo and every animal she asks for help is just as "ornery" as the hog.
by Ann Malaspina
In segregated 1950s Alabama, Louis cannot use the public library to research a class assignment, but one of the librarians lets him in after hours and helps him find the book that he needs. Includes an author's note with historical information about library segregation in the South.
by Sharon Robinson
As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.
by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
A nature and animal rescue story that finds a lamb, rejected by its mother, and an orphaned fawn being cared for by a farm family as siblings on Hazel Ridge Farm. The next spring, the animals separate, one back into the wild and other a domestic animal.