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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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2016 Winner

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies

2017 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Lion Lessons
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
Learning to be a lion takes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who is a real pro.
Marta! Big and Small
Marta! Big and Small by Jen Arena Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
As Marta explores the jungle, she meets various animals and outwits a snake that wants to eat her!
There's a Giraffe in My Soup
There's a Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach Illustrated by Ross Burach
An assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant!
There's a Bear on My Chair
There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins Illustrated by Ross Collins
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works.
Dragon Was Terrible
Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.
Wolfie the Bunny
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman Illustrated by Zachariah OHora
The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up!
Old Macdonald had a Truck
Old Macdonald had a Truck by Steve Goetz Illustrated by Eda Kaban
An update of the classic folk song, Old MacDonald, featuring farm vehicles like excavator, dump truck, and bulldozer.
Frog on a Log?
Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray Illustrated by Jim Field
This zany rhyming book shows young readers that every animal has a special place to sit.
Still a Gorilla!
Still a Gorilla! by Kim Norman Illustrated by Chad Geran
Willy the Gorilla imitates other animals at the zoo and learns the importance of being himself.
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.