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Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

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The 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.

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2013 Winner

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin Illustrated by James Dean

Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.

2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Count the Monkeys
Count the Monkeys
by Mac Barnett

The reader is invited to count the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages.

I Dare You Not To Yawn
I Dare You Not To Yawn
by Helen Boudreau Illustrated by Serge Bloch

A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a nighttime hug.

Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
by Nick Bromley Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne

A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.

Ribbit
Ribbit
by Rodrigo Folgueira Illustrated by Poly Bernatene

When a pig visits a frog pond, sits on a rock, and says only "Ribbit!", news spreads fast but only the wise old beetle has an explanation.

Little Nelly's Big Book
Little Nelly's Big Book
by Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Andy Rowland

Little Nelly reads a book that convinces her she is a mouse, so she finds a family of mice who take her in despite the enormous size difference.

This Little Piggy
This Little Piggy
by Tim Harrington Illustrated by Tim Harrington

Expands on the traditional counting rhyme, revealing exciting things the second set of toes does which inspire the first set to try more "fun stuff" too.

Mustache Baby
Mustache Baby
by Bridget Heos Illustrated by Joy Ang

"A picture book about baby Billy, who is born with a mustache, and his parents, who must figure our if it's a Good-Guy mustache, or a Bad-Guy mustache"--Provided by publisher.

Moo
Moo
by David LaRochelle Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

The Watermelon Seed
The Watermelon Seed
by Greg Pizzoli Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

That Is Not a Good Idea!
That Is Not a Good Idea!
by Mo Willems

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?

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