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Building Block Picture Book Award
2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Nominees
I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black
When a bored girl meets a potato who finds children tedious, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imaginations.
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
Important secrets about how best to live a cat's life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats.
Who’s Who by Ken Geist
Illustrations and simple rhyming text introduce six pairs of animal twins, that moo, hop, swing, swim, flap, and hoot their way through the day.
Oh, No, George! 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.
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.
Find a Cow Now by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Tired of hearing Dog yipping at chairs and trying to round up rugs, Bird tells him to go to the country to find a cow, but this is one cattle dog who does not know a cow when he sees one.
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.
The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.
Building Block Picture Book Award Winners
2012 Building Block Picture Book Award Winner:
Press Here by Herve Tullet
2011 - Pete the cat: I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin
2010 - The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; illustrated by Dan Hanna
2009 - Ed Emberley's bye-bye, big bad bullybug! by Ed Emberley
2008 - Llama Llama mad at mama by Anna Dewdney
2007 - Move over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by Jane Dyer
2006 - I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow
2005 - Bubble gum, bubble gum by Lisa Wheeler; illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
2004 - Bubble bath pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
2003 - The little school bus by Carol Roth; illustrated by Pamela Paparone
2002 - Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? by Bonnie Lass and Philemon Sturges; illustrated by Ashley Wolff
2001 - Two cool coyotes by Jillian Lund
2000 - Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
1999 - No, David! by David Shannon
1998 - Cock-a-doodle-moo! by Bernard Most
1997 - "Hi, pizza man!" by Virginia Walter; pictures by Ponder Goembel
1996 - Splash, splash by Jeff Sheppard by illustrated by Dennis Panek
For more information about the Building Block Picture Book Award, including past winners and nominees, visit the Missouri Library Association site.