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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

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.

2012

Press Here
Press Here
by Herve Tullet

Readers enjoy interacting with the illustrations to create imaginative images.

2011

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.

2010

The Pout-Pout Fish
The Pout-Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen

The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

2009

Ed Emberley's Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug
Ed Emberley's Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug
by Ed Emberley

Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.

2008

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Anna Dewdney

A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store. Lexile 370

2007

Move Over, Rover!
Move Over, Rover!
by Karen Beaumont Illustrated by Jane Dyer

When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him. It's raining cats and dogs! Good thing Rover is snuggled safe and dry inside his doghouse--until, one by one, a soggy menagerie of creatures shows up looking for a cozy place to sit out the storm. But who's the very unwelcome surprise visitor? Skunk, of course. Suddenly that doghouse isn't quite so crowded after all!

2006

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
by Karen Beaumont

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

2005

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum
by Lisa Wheeler

After a variety of animals get stuck one by one in bubble gum melting in the road, they must survive encounters with a big blue truck and a burly black bear.

2004

Bubble Bath Pirates!
Bubble Bath Pirates!
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

When pirate mommy announces bath time, it is yo ho ho and to the bath we go for her little pirates.

2003

The Little School Bus
The Little School Bus
by Carol Roth

An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school.

2002

Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?
Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?
by Bonnie Lass

A raccoon tries to find out which of his animal friends stole the cookies.

2001

Two Cool Coyotes
Two Cool Coyotes
by Jillian Lund

Frank the coyote is sad when his friend Angelina moves away, but then he finds a new friend when Larry moves into the den next door.

2000

Bark, George
Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer

"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. Lexile-130L

1999

No, David!
No, David!
by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

1998

Cock-A-Doodle-Moo!
Cock-A-Doodle-Moo!
by Bernard Most

When the rooster loses its voice and must ask the cow for help to wake everybody, the resulting sound provides a hearty laugh for the farmer and his animals.

1997

"Hi, Pizza Man!"
"Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter

While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.

1996

Splash, Splash
Splash, Splash
by Jeff Sheppard

All kinds of animals, from a bee to a frog, fall into the water, making their own distinctive noises as they get wet.

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