Children Booklists

Show Me Readers Award

(Grades 1-3) Final Nominees 2020-2021

  • A Place For Pluto

    Stef Wade

  • DOLL-E 1.0

    Shanda McCloskey

  • Friends Stick Together

    Hannah E. Harrison

  • Giraffe Problems

    Jory John

  • Love, Z

    Jessie Sima

  • Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert

    Stacy McAnulty

  • Natsumi!

    Susan Lendroth

  • The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick

    Drew Daywalt

  • The Remember Balloons

    Jessie Oliveros

  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

    Ryan T. Higgins

Building Block Awards

Current Nominees 2020-2021

  • Dandy

    Ame Dyckman

  • Duck!

    Meg McKinlay

  • Everybody Says Meow

    Constance Lombardo

  • Fear the Bunny

    Richard T. Morris

  • I Can Only Draw Worms

    Will Mabbitt

  • Octopants

    Suzy Senior

  • Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas

    Aaron Blabey

  • Pokko and the Drum

    Matthew Forsythe

  • Shake the Tree!

    Chiara Vignocchi and Paolo Chiarinotti

  • What Does an Anteater Eat?

    Ross Collins

Mark Twain Readers Award

(Grades 4-6) Final Nominees 2020-2021

  • 24 Hours in Nowhere

    Dusti Bowling

  • Amal Unbound

    Aisha Saeed

  • Blended

    Sharon M. Draper

  • Captain Superlative!

    J.S. Puller

  • Front Desk

    Kelly Yang

  • Squint

    Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

  • The Ambrose Deception

    Emily Ecton

  • The Doughnut Fix

    Jessie Janowitz

  • The Night Diary

    Veera Hiranandani

  • The Science of Breakable Things

    Tae Keller

  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

    Leslie Connor

  • The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

    Amy Makechnie

Reading for Change

Picture books by Black authors

  • M is for Melanin

    Tiffany Rose

  • That is my Dream!: A Picture Book of Langston Hughes‘ ’Dream Variation"

    Langston Hughes

  • What’s the Difference? Being Different is Amazing

    Doyin Richards

  • Saturday

    Oge Mora

  • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

    Derrick Barnes

  • Just Like Me

    Vanessa Brantley Newton

  • Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration

    Samara Cole Doyon

  • I Am Enough

    Grace Byers

  • Sulwe

    Lupita Nyong’o

  • Hey Black Child

    Useni Eugene Perkins

  • You Matter

    Christian Robinson

  • The Undefeated

    Kwame Alexander