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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.

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.

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.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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