Mark Twain Readers Award
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.
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by Jeff Kinney
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
by Lisa R. Fraustino
Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.
by Karen Romano Young
Doreen has vowed to make her new middle school work for her, but it is still a challenge given her ADHD, her younger sister is growing popularity, and tensions between her parents Good thing Doreen has her doodle journal!
by Walter Dean Myers
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.
by Lesley M. Blume
Presents the journal of a paleozoologist who departed England in 1850 on a journey around the world seeking to learn the ways and fates of the most ancient creatures, accompanied by a strange pet, Gibear, and with the chiding voice of his mother often in his ear.