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Mark Twain Readers Award

med-mark-twain.pngEach year, Missouri schoolchildren in grades 4-8 vote for their favorite book from a list of nominated titles. The Mark Twain Award is awarded to the author of this book by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.

Mark Twain Award Winners

Beezus and Ramona
Beezus and Ramona
by Beverly Cleary

Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself. Lexile Level: 700

Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh

Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her classmates and neighbors in a secret notebook, but when some of the students read the notebook, they seek revenge.

Little House in the Big Woods
Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.

Matilda
Matilda
by Roald Dahl

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking
by Astid Lindgren

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume

Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.

The Book of Three
The Book of Three
by Lloyd Alexander

Book one in the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero.

The Indian in the Cupboard
The Indian in the Cupboard
by Lynne Reid Banks

A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

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