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2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees


Digger Dog

"Digger Dog" by William Bee

Digger Dog loves to dig up bones - the bigger the better. But for the biggest bone in the world, what will Digger Dog need? The biggest digger in the world, of course! All through the story, the diggers get bigger, the hole gets deeper and there is the most fantastic fold-out surprise at the end!



"Naked!" by Michael Ian Black

A child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape.                                                                                 

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

"This Book Just Ate My Dog!" by Richard Byrne

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.                                                                                  

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" by Jane Cabrera


In this expansion of a familiar song, the occupants of a rowboat enjoy seeing and making the sounds of different jungle animals.                                                                              

Down by the Barn

"Down by the Barn" by William Hillenbrand

Ride with the tractor driver around the farm to pick up all of the animals.                                         

Oh So Brave Dragon

"Oh So Brave Dragon" by David Kirk

Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave, because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar! But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave.                                                                               

Don't Play with Your Food!

"Buddy and the Bunnies In: Don't Play with Your Food" by Bob Shea

A monster named Buddy is determined to eat some cute little bunnies, until they prove to be more enjoyable as playmates

I'm My Own Dog

"I'm My Own Dog" by David Ezra Stein

A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.                                                                                       

Bear Sees Colors

"Bear Sees Colors" by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.                                     

Hooray for Hat!

"Hooray for Hat!" by Brian Won

Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him. He then sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.                                                                                     
For more information about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award click here.


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