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Mark Twain Readers Award

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Each 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

Double Fudge
Double Fudge
by Judy Blume

His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.

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.

Ramona's World
Ramona's World
by Beverly Cleary

Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham's class.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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 Borrowers
The Borrowers
by Mary Norton

Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar.

The Doll in the Garden
The Doll in the Garden
by Mary Downing Hahn

After Ashley and Kristi find an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden, they discover that they can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the hedge.

The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers and finds a cure for his boredom.

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