Award Books

2019-2020 Gateway Award Nominees

A List of Cages
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Roe, Robin
A Short History of the Girl Next Door
Book Author: 
Reck, Jared
Dear Martin
Book Author: 
Stone, Nic
Defy the Stars
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Gray, Claudia
Dreamland Burning
Book Author: 
Latham, Jennifer
Eliza and Her Monsters
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Zappia, Francesca
Far From the Tree
Book Author: 
Benway, Robin
Goodbye Days: A Novel
Book Author: 
Zentner, Jeff
Invictus
Book Author: 
Graudin, Ryan
Moxie
Book Author: 
Mathieu, Jennifer
Nyxia
Book Author: 
Reintgen, Scott
One of Us is Lying
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McManus, Karen M.
Soldier Boy
Book Author: 
Hutton, Keely
The Hate U Give
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Thomas, Angie
The Names They Gave Us
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Lord, Emery

2019-2020 Show-Me Award Nominees

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Book Author: 
Santat, Dan
Be Quiet
Book Author: 
Higgins, Ryan T.
Bob, Not Bob
Book Author: 
Scanlon Liz Garton and Vernick, Audrey
Bruce's Big Move
Book Author: 
Higgins, Ryan T.
Dogosaurus Rex
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Stainszewski, Anna
Philomena's New Glasses
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Maloney, Brenna
Prudence the Part-Time Cow
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Shaffer, Jody Jensen
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
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Daywalt, Drew
Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna The Very First Chicken
Book Author: 
Rees, Douglas

2019-2020 Truman Nominees

Click'd
Book Author: 
Stone, Tamara Ireland
Forget Me Not
Book Author: 
Terry, Ellie
Greetings from Witness Protection
Book Author: 
Burt, Jake
Hideout
Book Author: 
Key, Watt
Long Way Down
Book Author: 
Reynolds, Jason
Lost Boys
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Rosenblatt, Darcey
Piecing Me Together
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Watson, Renee
Refugee
Book Author: 
Gratz, Alan
Rosemarked
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Blackburne, Livia
The Trail
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Hashimoto, Maika
To Catch a Killer
Book Author: 
Scarborough, Sheryl

2019-2020 Mark Twain Nominees

Halfway Normal
Book Author: 
Dee, Barbara
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
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Bowling, Dusti
Joplin, Wishing
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Stanley, Diane
Mustaches for Maddie
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Brown, Shelly and Morris, Chad
One for Sorrow
Book Author: 
Hahn, Mary Downing
Real Friends
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Hale, Shannon
Restart
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Korman, Gordon
Saving Marty
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Griffin, Paul
The Loser's Club
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Clements, Andrew
The Peculiar Incedent on Shady Street
Book Author: 
Currie, Lindsay
Walking with Miss Millie
Book Author: 
Bundy, Tamara
Wishtree
Book Author: 
Applegate, Katherine

2019 Missouri Building Block Nominees

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, sponsored and selected by the Youth Services Community of Interest (YSCI), is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri’s public libraries and is designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age.Tthe award was first given in 1996. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from a list of ten titles selected annually by a group of Missouri children’s librarians.

Children may begin voting between September and January each year at the library. Let your child's voice be heard by reading all ten titles and then by voting for your child's favorite.

Can I Be Your Dog?
Book Author: 
Troy Cummings
A Perfect Day
Book Author: 
Lane Smith
Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur
Book Author: 
Cirocco Dunlap
Beware the Monster
Book Author: 
Michael Escoffier
The Rabbit Listened
Book Author: 
Cori Doerrfeld
Cookiesaurus Rex
Book Author: 
Dominy, Amy Fellner Evans, Nate
Eat Pete
Book Author: 
Michael Rex
Hello Hello
Book Author: 
Brendan Wenzel
Where is the Bear?
Book Author: 
Jonathan Bentley
I Just Ate My Friend
Book Author: 
Heidi McKinnon