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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 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

I'm Bored
I'm Bored
by Michael Ian Black Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

When a bored girl meets a potato who finds children tedious, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imagination.

Cat Secrets
Cat Secrets
by Jef Czekaj Illustrated by Jef Czekaj

Important secrets about how best to live a cat's life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats.

Who's Who
Who's Who
by Ken Geist Illustrated by Henry Cole

Illustrations and simple rhyming text introduce six pairs of animal twins, that moo, hop, swing, swim, flap, and hoot their way through the day.

Oh No, George
Oh No, George
by Chris Haughton Illustrated by Chris Haughton

George finds it hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase, flowers to dig up, and a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table.

It's a Tiger!
It's a Tiger!
by David LaRochelle Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters
One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters
by Lola Schaefer Illustrated by Jessica Meserve

An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

Find a Cow Now!
Find a Cow Now!
by Janet Stevens

Tired of hearing Dog yipping at chairs and trying to round up rugs, Bird tells him to go to the country to find a cow, but this is one cattle dog who does not know a cow when he sees one.

Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
by Jan Thomas Illustrated by Jan Thomas

Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
by Mo Willems Illustrated by Mo Willems

Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

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.

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