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Building Block Picture Book Award
2014 Building Block Picture Book Nominees
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett
The reader is invited to count the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages.
I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau
A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a nighttime hug.
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by Nick Bromley
A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.
Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira
When a pig visits a frog pond, sits on a rock, and says only "Ribbit!", news spreads fast but only the wise old beetle has an explanation.
Little Nelly’s Big Book by Pippa Goodhart
Little Nelly reads a book that convinces her she is a mouse, so she finds a family of mice who take her in despite the enormous size difference.
This Little Piggy by Tim Harrington
Expands on the traditional counting rhyme, revealing exciting things the second set of toes does which inspire the first set to try more "fun stuff" too.
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
A picture book about baby Billy, who is born with a mustache, and his parents, who must figure our if it's a Good-Guy mustache, or a Bad-Guy mustache.
Moo by David LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.
That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one's inner gosling ensues when a very hungry fox issues a dinner invitation to a very plump goose.
Building Block Picture Book Award Winners
2013 Building Block Picture Book Award Winner:
Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons story by Eric Litwin
2012 - 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.