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Reading Awards

Missouri Reading Awards - Current Nominees  (Voting takes place in March!)


Our school participates in all awards and student may vote for any award and all awards as long as they read the required number to be eligible.

  • Show-ME books are read to all 1-3 graders during their library time.  
  • Mark Twain books are available in the Elementary and M.S. libraries.  A student must read 4 of the 12 nominees to vote for their favorite in March.
  • Truman Readers Award nominees are located in the M.S. library.  A student must read 4 of the 12 nominees to vote for their favorite in March
  • Gateway books are available in the H.S. Library.  A student must read 3 of the 15 nominees to vote for their favorite in March.

Current Nominees

Show-ME (Grades 1-3)                                                       
Mother Bruce
The Day the Crayons Came Home
Fur, Fins, and Feathers:  Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo
Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed
Marilyn's Monster
I Am Trying to Love Spiders
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!
Trombone Shorty
Queen of the Diamond:  The Lizzie Murphy Story

Mark Twain (Suggested for Grades 3-6)                                                       
Webster:  Tale of an Outlaw
The Doublecross and Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy
All The Answers
House Arrest
The War that Saved my Life
The Worst Class Trip Ever
Book Scavenger
Fish in a Tree

The Only Game


Truman (Suggested for Grades 6-8)                                                       
The Fixer
Forget Tomorrow
The Leveller
Red Queen
Orbiting Jupiter
I am Princess X
A Night Divided
The Honest Truth
Code of Honor
All Fall Down
What Waits in the Woods
Rebel Mechanics


Gateway (Suggested for Grades 9-12)                                                       

 All the Bright Places
 Inherit Midnight
 Everything Everything
 Losers Take All
 Under a Painted Sky
 Made You Up
 Emmy and Oliver
 Six of Crows
 This Raging Light
 A Madness So Discreet
 Extraordinary Means
 The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak
 An Ember in the Ashes