Fall Reading Challenges

Thank you to all our Fall Reading Participants!

Prize winners will be notified via the email address or phone number provided with your registration.

Watch this space for more information regarding more fun programs to come!



Read all of the nominated books on Missouri's Show Me book list. These are picture books that are easy to read aloud with strong literary value. They have interest and appeal to children 6 to 10 years old (1st - 3rd Grade). 



The winner of the Mark Twain Readers Award is selected annually by students in grades four through six. The purpose of the Mark Twain Award is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives.



The winner of the Truman Readers Award is selected annually by students in grades six through eight. The Truman Readers Award encourages students in their early teen years to express their unique voice through exploring new literary genres, communicating with their peers about young adult literature, and honoring authors writing for young teens.



Because reading is the gateway to knowledge and lifelong learning, because the teen years are the gateway to adulthood, and because Missouri was the Gateway to the West, the Gateway Readers Award is for authors of books chosen by high school students in Missouri. Librarians serving young adults in school and public libraries recognize the need for books written for this audience. The winner of the Gateway Readers Award is selected annually by students in grades nine through twelve.