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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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2021 Winner

Bad Dog
Bad Dog by  Mike Boldt
A little girl gets a cat as a new pet but insists it's a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.

2022 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees

Bear Can't Wait
Bear Can't Wait by Karma Wilson
As final preparations are being made for a long-planned surprise party, Bear gets so excited he nearly ruins everything.
Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It)
Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It) by  Carrie Finison
Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection--|cProvided by publisher.
Find Fergus
Find Fergus by  Mike Boldt
Fergus the bear wants to play hide and seek with the reader, but will need help--and practice--to hide well. ___|bDoubleday Books for Young Readers.
It Is (Not) Perfect
It Is (Not) Perfect by Anna Kang
Two fuzzy creatures are happily putting the finishing touches on their sandcastle when each of them thinks of something that would make it even better. As they work furiously to incorporate each new change, their tiny sandcastle becomes an over-the-top palace ... but is it really perfect?--Amazon.
One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus
One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus by Kim Norman
Look there, in a child's bedroom, where some prehistoric pals are gathered in a counting game. Nine dinosaurs are playing a sing-song rendition of hide-and-seek - but something isn't adding up. Where is number ten? Stomp, stomp, stomp! CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP! Ready or not, here he comes, and he sounds . . . big! With big, bold numerals, an array of dinosaurs in comical poses, and a humorous twist at the end, this tribute to a child's imagination makes learning numbers a gigantic treat.
Roar: A Book of Animal Sounds
Roar: A Book of Animal Sounds by  Katerina Kerouli
Crocodile lurks in the water, Tiger and Lion prowl through the jungle, Monkey swings through the trees and Snake slithers through the undergrowth in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Lift the giant flaps to reveal those strong, wide jaws, sharp teeth – and a flicky tongue! – and join in as the animals SNAP, HISS, and ROAR.--Amazon
Sharky McShark
Sharky McShark by Alison Murray
Sharky is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the deep until an accidental encounter with a tiny crab shows her a better way in this tale reminiscent of The Lion and the Mouse. ________ bLittle, Brown and Company.
Something Stinks!
Something Stinks! by Jonathan Fenske
A skunk asks the reader for help in finding the source of a terrible odor.
Swim Swim Sink
Swim Swim Sink by  Jennifer Harney
When one little duck keeps sinking, it relies on duckling ingenuity to stay afloat--|cProvided by publisher.
Wolfboy by  Andy Harkness
Wolfboy is very hungry, and as he seeks rabbits he becomes growly, drooly, and more, until finally his stomach is filled, with a little help from his friends.