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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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2011 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

The Terrible Plop
The Terrible Plop
by Ursula Dubosarsky

When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened.

If You're a Monster and You Know It
If You're a Monster and You Know It
by Rebecca Emberley

Monsters sing their own version of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.

Birds
Birds
by Kevin Henkes

Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.

Ready for Anything
Ready for Anything
by Keiko Kasza

Raccoon is nervous about all of the things that could spoil a picnic, from bees to dragons, until Duck convinces him that surprises can be fun.

The Great Monster Hunt
The Great Monster Hunt
by Norbert Landa

When Duck hears a noise under her bed and runs to fetch help, each animal that hears about it imagines a more dangerous beast in Duck's room.

For Just One Day
For Just One Day
by Laura Leuck

After guessing the identity of each animal before turning the page, the reader pretends to be a porcupine, bear, crocodile, and bumblebee.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

Silly Tilly
Silly Tilly
by Eileen Spinelli

Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness, but after gruffly telling her to stop, they discover that they miss her old ways.

Interrupting Chicken
Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein Illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale. Lexile 300

The Cow Loves Cookies
The Cow Loves Cookies
by Karma Wilson

While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.

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