Missouri State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Missouri Book Awards and Reading Lists 2020-23

See Book List      2020-21 Great Kids Can Read Book Award Nominee List (GKCASL)

See Book List      2021-22 Great Kids Can Read Book Award Nominee List (GKCASL)

See Book List      2022-23 Great Kids Can Read Book Award Nominee List (GKCASL)

See Book List      2020-21 Missouri Building Blocks Picture Book Award Nominees (MLA)

See Book List      2021-22 Missouri Building Blocks Picture Book Award Nominees (MLA)

See Book List      2021-22 Show Me Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2022-23 Show Me Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2021-22 Mark Twain Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2022-23 Mark Twain Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2021-22 Truman Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2022-23 Truman Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2021-22 Gateway Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2022-23 Gateway Book Award Nominee List (MASL)

See Book List      2020-21 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Award Nominee List (MASL) (K-2)

See Book List     2022-23 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Awards Nominee List (MASL) (K-2)

See Book List     2020-21 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Award Nominee List (MASL) (3-5)

See Book List      2022-23 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Awards Nominee List (MASL) (3-5)

See Book List      2020-21 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Award Nominee List (MASL) (6-8)

See Book List      2022-23 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Awards Nominee List (MASL) (6-8)

See Book List      2020-21 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Award Nominee List (MASL) (9-12)

See Book List      2022-23 Dogwood Nonfiction Book Awards Nominee List (MASL) (9-12)

 

 

The purpose of the Mark Twain Award is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives. The books should: interest children in grades four through six; be an original work written by an author living in the United States; and be of literary value which may enrich children’s personal lives.

The purpose of the Show Me Readers Award is to promote literature, literacy, and reading through picture books –  in Missouri elementary schools for grades one through three; and to promote recognition of authors and illustrators of books that are favorites of Missouri children in these grades.

The Truman Readers Award encourages students in their early teen years to express their unique voice through exploring new literary genres, communicating with their peers about young adult literature, and honoring authors writing for young teens. The books should interest students in grades 6-8; be written by an author living in the United States, and be of literary value and enrich children’s lives.

The Gateway Readers Award promotes books of interest to young adults in grades nine through twelve and appeal to their needs, interests and reading levels.

The Dogwood Readers Award is a NEW award, promoting books of interest to a range of readers in grades PreK-12 and connect young readers in Missouri with quality non-fiction books to broaden their knowledge of the world.

The GKC Read Program of the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians, 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.

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.