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Show Me Readers Award


2017-2018 Show Me Readers Awards Final Nominees


2018-2019 Show Me Readers Awards Final Nominees


2018-2019 Show Me Preliminary Nominees


Click here to submit a 1-year committee member or Reader-Selector interest form 


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2018-2019 Show Me Activity Packet - members must be logged in with username & password to download.

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About the Show Me Readers Award

Age Level
The Winner of the annual Show Me Readers Award is selected by students in grades one through three.

The purpose of the Show Me Readers Award is to promote literature, literacy, and reading 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.


Criteria for Show Me nominees is as follows:

  • Books should be published two years prior to nomination on a Master List of nominees
  • Published in the US, with the author and illustrator living in the United States
  • Picture book, easy to read aloud with strong literary value
  • Interest and appeal to children 6 to 10 years old in grades one to three
For a complete listing of current Show Me Committee members, click here.


Submit a Show Me Grant application for the opportunity to be awarded a full set of this year's nominated titles.

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