Show Me Readers' Award Nominees 2019-2020

  • After the Fall

    by Dan Santat Year Published: 2017

    Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

    Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

    Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

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  • Be Quiet

    by Ryan T. Higgins Year Published: 2017

    All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. One that's visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just WON'T. STOP. TALKING.

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  • Bob, Not Bob

    by Liz Garton Scanlon Year Published: 2017

    Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold. His nose is clogged, his ears are crackling, and his brain feels full. All he wants is his mom to take care of him, but whenever he calls out for her, his stuffed-up nose summons slobbery dog Bob instead!

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  • Bruce's Big Move

    by Ryan T. Higgins Year Published: 2017

    After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . .

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  • Dogosaurus Rex

    by Anna Staniszewski Year Published: 2017

    Ben can't wait to adopt the best dog in the world. On a trip to the shelter, he sees dogs of all kinds, but none of them are quite right. 
    Then he finds Sadie. Sadie is big--really big. She says roar instead of woof and she doesn't fit inside the house, but Ben knows she's the best dog in the world. Now if only she could stop causing so much trouble!

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  • The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

    by Drew Daywalt Year Published: 2017

    I hope you’re wearing your BATTLE PANTS!

    You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all . . .

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  • Philomena's New Glasses

    by Brenna Maloney Year Published: 2017

    Philomena needs new glasses. Her sister Audrey wants them, too. And if Philomena and Audrey have them, shouldn't their sister Nora Jane also have them?

    In this utterly amusing tale of sisterhood, glasses, purses, and dresses, these girls soon make an important discovery. Not everyone needs the same things!

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  • Prudence the Part-Time Cow

    by Jody Jensen Shaffer Year Published: 2017

    Prudence looks like a full-time cow―she wanders through pastures, she swats flies, and she lines up for supper. But Prudence is a part-time cow―she is also a scientist, an architect, and an inventor, studying and building and dreaming and creating. To the other cows in the herd, Prudence is a bit too part-time. She's just too different to be part of the herd. At first Prudence tries to fit in, suppressing all her scientific smarts and imaginative inventing. But in a moment of inspiration―Cow Power!―Prudence realizes how to show the others that she can be a part-time cow and a full-time member of the herd. Funny and sweet, this is a story for anyone who's ever felt a bit different.

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  • Shawn Loves Sharks

    by Curtis Manley Year Published: 2017

    Shawn loves sharks.
    He loves their dark, blank eyes.
    He loves their big mouths full of sharp teeth.
    And he loves pretending to be a shark and chasing Stacy around the playground.
    Shawn loves sharks more than anything else in the world. But Predator Day at school is on Monday and Great White Shark isn't assigned to Shawn.
    It's assigned to...Stacy.

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  • Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Edna The Very First Chicken

    by Douglas Rees Year Published: 2017

    Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars and he gnashes his teeth―and he scares all the other dinosaurs right out of the forest.

    Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won't let that bully T. Rex push her around! But will Edna's mighty beak and terrible flapping wings be a match for T. Rex's mighty claws and terrible jaws?

    This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!

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