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Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

med-missouri-building-block.pngThe Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is awarded by the Children's Services Round Table of the Missouri Library Association. This award is designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age.

2017 Winner

by Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies

2017 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Lion Lessons
Lion Lessons
by Jon Agee

Learning to be a lion takes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who is a real pro.

Marta! Big and Small
Marta! Big and Small by Jen Arena Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

As Marta explores the jungle, she meets various animals and outwits a snake that wants to eat her!

There's a Giraffe in My Soup
There's a Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach Illustrated by Ross Burach

An assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant!

There's a Bear on My Chair
There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins Illustrated by Ross Collins

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works.

Dragon Was Terrible
Dragon Was Terrible
by Kelly DiPucchio Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.

Wolfie the Bunny
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman Illustrated by Zachariah OHora

The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up!

Old Macdonald had a Truck
Old Macdonald had a Truck
by Steve Goetz Illustrated by Eda Kaban

An update of the classic folk song, Old MacDonald, featuring farm vehicles like excavator, dump truck, and bulldozer.

Frog on a Log?
Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray Illustrated by Jim Field

This zany rhyming book shows young readers that every animal has a special place to sit.

Still a Gorilla!
Still a Gorilla! by Kim Norman Illustrated by Chad Geran

Willy the Gorilla imitates other animals at the zoo and learns the importance of being himself.

10 Little Ninjas
10 Little Ninjas
by Miranda Paul Illustrated by Nate Wragg

From ten little ninjas sneaking out of bed to one cuddlebug asleep on the spread, rhyming text provides a count-down to bedtime.

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