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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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2012 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Press Here
Press Here
by Herve Tullet

Readers enjoy interacting with the illustrations to create imaginative images.

Mitchell's License
Mitchell's License
by Hallie Durand

Mitchell never wants to go to bed until, at the age of three years, nine months, and five days he gets his license so that he can drive there--at least until he and the car have a disagreement about what fuel goes in the tank.

Rrralph
Rrralph
by Lois Ehlert

The narrator describes discovering how Ralph the dog can talk, appropriately saying words such as "roof," "rough," "bark," and "wolf."

I Spy With My Little Eye
I Spy With My Little Eye
by Edward Gibbs

Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Bold illustrations and die-cut holes will absorb young readers as they learn about colors and animal names.

The Wonderful Book
The Wonderful Book
by Leonid Gore

When various forest animals discover a mysterious object in the woods, they each use it for a different purpose, until a boy reads stories aloud from it, much to the animals' delight.

Dog in Boots
Dog in Boots
by Greg Gormley

After reading "Puss in Boots," an adventurous dog sets out to find the perfect pair of shoes to suit his every need.

Hugless Douglas
Hugless Douglas
by David Melling

Douglas the bear wakes up one morning wanting a hug. He unsuccesffully tries hugging a rock, a tall tree, and an odd-feeling bush that runs away. Won't anyone give him a hug?

If You're Hoppy
If You're Hoppy
by April Pulley Sayre

In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, "If you're happy and you know it," presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly and mean.

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow
by Susan A. Shea

Poses rhyming questions on folded pages about what grows and what doesn't.

Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
by Jan Thomas

Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities. Lexile- 120L

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