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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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Busy in the Garden
Busy in the Garden
by George Shannon

A collection of short poems and riddles about planting seeds, watching garden vegetables dance, and growing jack-o-lanterns.

Counting in the Garden
Counting in the Garden
by Emily Hruby

Counts new items in groups numbering one through twelve as they are added to a garden.

Dig Dig Digging
Dig Dig Digging
by Margaret Mayo

Simple rhymes introduce various large vehicles, such as dump trucks, fire engines, and tractors, and describe the work that they do.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion

When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots.

My Garden
My Garden
by Kevin Henkes

After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.

Noodle & Lou
Noodle & Lou
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

Noodle, a worm, is sad and feeling bad about himself, but his friend Lou, a bird, convinces him that he is likeable just as he is.

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.

Plant a Little Seed
Plant a Little Seed

Two friends plant seeds in their community garden, then water, weed, wait, and dream as the plants grow until they can be harvested. Includes facts about gardening and harvest festivals.

Planting a Rainbow
Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

The Curious Garden
The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown

Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

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