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Show Me Readers Award

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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.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
by Jen Bryant Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

As Fast As Words Could Fly
As Fast As Words Could Fly
by Pamela M. Tuck Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

A thirteen-year-old African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, uses his typing skills to make a statement as part of the Civil Rights movement. Based on true events.

Memoirs of a Hamster
Memoirs of a Hamster
by Devin Scillian Illustrated by Tim Bowers

A pet hamster is enticed by the family cat to venture outside his well-equipped cage to the sunroom only to very quickly discover life outside his cage is not the best for him.

Picture Day Perfection
Picture Day Perfection
by Deborah Diesen Illustrated by Dan Santat

After planning for months to have the perfect school picture taken, a boy's moment of weakness ruins everything.

The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

The Invisible Boy
The Invisible Boy
by Trudy Ludwig Illustrated by Patrice Barton

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

The Matchbox Diary
The Matchbox Diary
by Paul Fleischman Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.

Trouper
Trouper
by Meg Kearney Illustrated by Earl B. Lewis

Trooper, a three-legged dog, remembers his life as a stray, before he was adopted.

Wilfred
Wilfred
by Ryan T Higgins

When Wilfred, a big, hairy, and lonesome giant, enters a town full of tiny bald people, he finds only one friend but that proves to be enough when the other townspeople trick him out of his warm hair.

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