2018-2019 Award Books
Caldecott Medal & Honor
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Caldecott Medal & Honor List
Building Block Nominees (Kindergarten)
The Missouri Library Association (MLA) sponsors this award and it is given to the most outstanding picture book. Children in Kindergarten are encouraged to read this ten books and vote for their favorite.
Show Me Reader Nominees (Grade 1 & 2)
The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) sponsors this award. Children in grades 2 will listen to ten story books during story time each year. Student voting takes place in early spring and the winner is announced at the MASL spring conference.
Great Kids Can Read (Grade 3)
The Gread Kids Can Read Program promotes reading by providing an annual Nominee List of quality books for students within the 2.8 - 4.8 reading range. Books on the GKC Read Nominee list are intended to introduce quality contemporary literature to students.
2018-2019 Nominees List
2018-2019 Book Trailers
GKCR Milestone Celebrations:
If you read 4 by February 28 you get to vote with other kids in Missouri for your favorite.
*Read 4 GKCR Nominees by October 26, get 10 extra book checkouts
*Read 7 GKCR Nominees by December 20, get a Hot Chocolate Reading Party in January
*Read 10 GKCR Nominees by February 28, get a certificate of achievement and Celebration Party
Mark Twain Readers (Grade 4 & 5)
The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) sponsors this award for chapter books written for students in grades 4-6. Each year 12 chapter books are nominated by librarians across the state. Students who read or listen to at least 4 of the nominees are eligible to vote for the award winner in March. The student-selected winner is announced at the annual MASL conference in April. The award was named after Missouri author Samuel Clemens who wrote Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
2018-2019 Nominees List
Mark Twain Club Quizzes
Mark Twain Book Trailers
Mark Twain Milestone Celebrations:
If you read 4 nominees by February 28 you get to vote with other kids in Missouri for your favorite.
*Read 4 MT Nominees by October 26, get 10 extra book checkouts
*Read 7 MT Nominees by December 20, get a Hot Chocolate Reading Party in January
*Read 12 MT Nominees by February 28, get a certificate of achievement and Celebration Party