2011 Building Block Award Nominees

 The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky

When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened.

If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley

Monsters sing their own version of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.

 Birds by Kevin Henkes

Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common.

 Ready for Anything by Keiko Kasza

Raccoon is nervous about all of the things that could spoil a picnic, from bees to dragons, until Duck convinces him that surprises can be fun.

 The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa

When Duck hears a noise under her bed and runs to fetch help, each animal that hears about it imagines a more dangerous beast in Duck's room.

 For Just One Day by Laura Leuck

After guessing the identity of each animal before turning the page, the reader pretends to be a porcupine, bear, crocodile, and bumblebee.

 Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.

 Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli

Tilly drives the other barnyard animals crazy with her silliness, but after gruffly telling her to stop, they discover that they miss her old ways.

 Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

 The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.