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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 2014-2015

One Cool Friend
One Cool Friend
by Toni Buzzeo Illustrated by David Small

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!
Some Cat!
by Mary Casanova

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
Lost and Found
by Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

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
The House On Dirty-Third Street
by Jo S. Kittinger Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

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
Helen's Big World
by Doreen Rappaport Illustrated by Matt Tavares

An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

Creepy Carrots!
Creepy Carrots!
by Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by Peter Brown

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
Jangles: A Big Fish Story
by David Shannon Illustrated 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
The Quiet Place
by Sarah Stewart Illustrated by David Small

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
I Need My Own Country
by Rick Walton Illustrated by Wes Hargis

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
Each Kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

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.

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