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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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1-2-3 Peas
1-2-3 Peas
by Keith Baker

Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from one to 100.

Chicka Chicka 1,2,3
Chicka Chicka 1,2,3
by Bill Martin

Numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of an apple tree in this rhyming chant.

Count the Sheep to Sleep
Count the Sheep to Sleep
by Phlilippa Rae

A little girl who is having trouble falling asleep tries counting sheep but the ten wooly creatures have mishaps, one after another, until there are none left to count.

Countdown to Kindergarten
Countdown to Kindergarten
by Allison McGhee

Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

Counting Birds
Counting Birds
by Jing Jing Tsong

Illustrations and rhythmic text depict a tree as it fills with birds, one at a time, each with its own unique song.

How Many Jelly Beans?
How Many Jelly Beans?
by Andrea Menotti

This giant picture book gives kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with ten, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise--ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS!

I Spy Numbers
I Spy Numbers
by Jean Marzollo

Rhyming text invites the reader to find hidden objects representing the numbers from one to ten.

One Two That's My Shoe!
One Two That's My Shoe!
by Allison Murray

Illustrations and rhyming text encourage the reader to count from one to ten when a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe.

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.

Soup for One
Soup for One
by Ethan Long

A little fly who anticipates enjoying a big bowl of hot soup is unexpectedly joined by a sequence of interlopers who help themselves to his lunch one by one until their number reaches ten.

The King Who Wouldn't Sleep
The King Who Wouldn't Sleep
by Debbie Singleton

A clever farmer wins the hand of a princess when he uses a counting activity to make the watchful king fall asleep.

Where's the Pirate?
Where's the Pirate?
by Keith Moseley

Grandfather, George, and Meg the dog are on the hunt for hidden treasure. Count how many pirates you can find as you join them on their search!

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