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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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2014 Winner

Painter and Ugly
Painter and Ugly
by Robert Blake Illustrated by Robert Blake

Painter and Ugly, two sled dogs who are inseparable best friends, are put on different teams for the Junior Iditarod, but they manage to find their way back to one another for the big race.

Show Me Readers Nominees 2013-2014

Painter and Ugly
Painter and Ugly
by Robert Blake Illustrated by Robert Blake

Painter and Ugly, two sled dogs who are inseparable best friends, are put on different teams for the Junior Iditarod, but they manage to find their way back to one another for the big race.

The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town
The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town
by Mary Casanova Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

When outlaw Dirk Yeller arrives in Cowtown looking for something to take away his cat-scratch fever, young Sam, whose pa says he is "a world-a-trouble and curious as a tomcat," knows just what this dangerous and jittery criminal needs to calm him down.

Princess Kim and Too Much Truth
Princess Kim and Too Much Truth
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Young Kim discovers that there is a difference between being honest and always speaking the truth.

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches
Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches
by Lisa Broadie Cook Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

When his teacher is out sick for a week, Martin MacGregor has a difficult time with the homework assigned by the substitute teacher.

Charlie the Ranch Dog
Charlie the Ranch Dog
by Ree Drummond Illustrated by Diane deGroat

While Charlie, a sleepy basset hound, tells about the busy life of a ranch dog, his best friend Suzie, a Jack Russell terrier, is getting the work done.

Grandpa's Tractor
Grandpa's Tractor
by Michael Garland Illustrated by Michael Garland

Grandpa Joe brings his grandson, Timmy, back to the site of the family farm. The visit brings back many memories, which Grandpa Joe shares with Timmy. His fondest memory, however, is of his father's red tractor.

Three Hens and a Peacock
Three Hens and a Peacock
by Lester Laminack Illustrated by Henry Cole

When life on the Tucker farm is disrupted by the arrival of a peacock, whose shrieking and strutting bring many welcome visitors, the hens complain that they are doing all of the work until the hound suggests a trade.

Willow and the Snow Day Dance
Willow and the Snow Day Dance
by Denise Brennann Nelson Illustrated by Cyd Moore

When Willow's family moves to a new home, she makes friends with all of the neighbors, even unsmiling Mr. Larch, through her letters inviting each to be as generous as she is.

A Book for Black-Eyed Susan
A Book for Black-Eyed Susan
by Judy Young Illustrated by Doris Ettinger

While traveling along the Oregon Trail, ten-year-old Cora and her newborn baby sister suffer the loss of their mother and are separated, but Cora stitches a book to tell the dark-eyed baby of their journey and family.

A Pet for Miss Wright
A Pet for Miss Wright
by Judy Young Illustrated by Andrea Wesson

A lonely writer searches for the perfect pet to keep her company in her solitary work.

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