2017-2018 Show Me Reader Nominees
Mother Bruce Ryan T Higgins Ryan T Higgins Disney-Hyperion
Winnie Sally Walker Johnathan D Voss Henry Holt & Co
The Day the Crayons Came Home Drew Daywalt Oliver Jeffers Philomel Books
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo Cassandre Maxwell Cassandre Maxwell Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed Leslea Newman Amy June Bates Candlewick Press
Marilyn’s Monster Michelle Knudsen Matt Phelan Candlewick Press
I Am Trying To Love Spiders Bethany Barton Bethany Barton Viking Press
If You Ever Want To Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Elise Parsley Elise Parsley Little, Brown and Company
Trombone Shorty Troy Andrews Bryan Collier Abrams Books for Young Readers
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully Farrar, Straus, Giroux

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.