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A PLACE FOR PLUTO by Stef Wade is a Show Me Readers Award Runner-Up!

A PLACE FOR PLUTO, Stef Wade’s well-loved picture book about Pluto’s removal from planetary status, has been named a runner-up for the Show Me Readers Award of 2020-2021!


The Show Me Readers Award is given annually by the Missouri Association of School Librarians. The winners are selected by readers in grades 1-3. The award is meant to promote literature, literacy, and reading in Missouri elementary schools, as well as promoting authors and illustrators of books that are favorites of Missouri children in these grades.



Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. His planet status was stripped away, leaving him lost and confused. Poor Pluto! On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn’t fit it anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good picture book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship. It has bonus material in the back matter to support curriculum.


This heavily acclaimed picture book was a 2018 Barnes & Noble National Storytime pick, 2019 TXLA 2×2 Reading List Book, 2019 UK Summer Reading Challenge book, a 2019 LITA Golden Duck Notable Picture Book, and runner-up for the 2020 Magnolia Book Award–and more!


We at McIntosh & Otis send our congratulations to Stef Wade and this humorous, heart-filled, educational book! Get your copy from your local indie or Capstone. Find fun educational resources via Capstone too!


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