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2014-2015 Show Me Readers Award Nominees

"Helen's Big World" by Doreen Rappaport


An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.                                             

"Creepy Carrots!" by Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.                                                                                    

"Some Cat!" by Mary Casanova

When Violet the cat is adopted she has trouble sharing her new kingdom with the family dogs until they save her from some home invaders.                                             

 "I Need My Own Country" by Rick Walton

Instructs the reader in how to form one's own country when the time comes, from finding a location, a name, and a flag, to handling the inevitable civil unrest and invasions.                                                                                      

"One Cool Friend" by Toni Buzzeo

Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.                                                                                        

"The Quiet Place" by Sarah Stewart

A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.                                                                         

"Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.                           

"The House on Dirty-Third Street" by Jo Kittinger

A mother and daughter work to turn a hopeless, rundown, and dirty old house into a loving family home with hard work, faith, and the support of their new friends and neighbors.                                      

"Lost and Found" by Bill Harley

Justin has lost the hat his grandmother made for him, and if he is to find it in time for her visit he will have to go talk to Mr. Rumkowsky, the gruff old school custodian in charge of the Lost and Found.                                                                                  

"Jangles: A Big Fish Story" by Dave Shannon

A father relates to his son the tale of his encounter--and friendship--with a gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jangles when he swims, but who has never been caught.                                             

For more information about the Show Me Readers Award click here.


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