Youth Award Books


2018-2019 Gateway Nominees


Title Author
Symptoms of Being Human Jeff Garvin
When We Collided Emery Lord
The Serpent King Jeff Zentner
Tell Me Three Things Julie Buxbaum
THe Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon
Heartless Marissa Meyer
Nemesis Anna Banks
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee Mary G Thompson
The Memory Book Lara Avery
My Lady Jane Cynthia Hand
Three Dark Crowns Kendare Blake
Holding Up the Universe Jennifer Nevin
Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys
Scythe Neal Shusterman
All the Gallant Men

Donald Startton & Ken Gire


2017-2018 Mark Twain Nominees

Title Author
Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery James Ponti
The Seventh Wish Kate Messner
Moo Sharon Creech
Counting Thyme Melanie Conklin
Maxi's Secrets Lynn Plourde
When Friendship Followed Me Home Paul Griffin
Soar Joan Bauer
Ghosts Raina Telgemeier
Save Me a Seat Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan
Unbound Ann E Burg
Ghost Jason Reynolds
Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story Nora Raleigh Baskin

2017-2018 Show Me Readers Nominees

Title Author
Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! Pual Meisel
A Bike Like Sergio's Maribeth Boelts
Quickest Kid in Clarksville Pat Zietlow Miller
The Water Princess Susan Verde & Georgie Badiel
The Magic Word Mac Barnett
Who Wants a Tortoise Dave Keane
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Lisa Papp
Seven and Half Tons of Steel Janet Nolan
Dear Dragon Josh Funk
Diana's White House Garden Elisa Carbone

2017-2018 Truman Readers Award Nominees

Author Title
Ruined Amy Tintera
The Girl I Used to Be April Henry
Zero Day Jan Gangsei
Mayday Karen Harrington
Lily & Dunkin Donna Gephart
Hour of the Bees Lindsay Eagar
Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk
Falling Over Sideways Jordan Sonnenblick
Projekt 1065 Alan Gratz
The Forgetting Sharon Cameron
The Impostor Queen Sarah Fine
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry Susan Vaught