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KIDS

BOOKLISTS

Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

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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2017 Winner

10 Little Ninjas
10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul Illustrated by Nate Wragg
From ten little ninjas sneaking out of bed to one cuddlebug asleep on the spread, rhyming text provides a count-down to bedtime.

2018 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

A Good Day for a Hat
A Good Day for a Hat by T. Nat Fuller
Mr. Brown has a hat for every occasion. But today, every time he goes to the door, the hat he's wearing isn't quite right. Which hat will he end up wearing?
Barnacle Is Bored
Barnacle Is Bored by Jonathan Fenske
Barnacle is bored by the monotony of the tides, and envies the fish who swim freely--until an eel comes along.
Carrot & Pea
Carrot & Pea by Morag Hood
First published in the UK by Two Hoots, an imprint of Pan Macmillan in 2016.
Everybunny Dance!
Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall
Bunnies dance, play, sing, and learn to include everyone in their games-- Provided by publisher.
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming
When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow sleeping there and must send her off to her stall, setting off a chain reaction of animals being awakened to move to their own beds.
I Got a New Friend
I Got a New Friend by  Karl Edwards
As a little girl plays with her new puppy, they get to know one another. She learns how much work a puppy can be, but she also learns how to take care of it.
Plankton Is Pushy
Plankton Is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske
Plankton tries hard to get Mister Mussel to return a friendly greeting, but when Mussel finally opens his mouth the results are unfortunate for Plankton.
Spunky Little Monkey
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin
Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns to dance.
The Giant Jumperee
The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
A baby frog scares the other animals.
Pug Meets Pig
Pug Meets Pig by Sue Lowell Gallion
Pug is happy at home until Pig arrives, when he must share his bowl, his yard, and even his bed, but just as Pug is packing his belongings to leave things change for the better.