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2016 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees


"Bunnies!" by Kevan Atteberry

A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies.


"Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups" by Tadgh Bentley

A little penguin enlists the help of the reader to get rid of his major hiccups.                                                                    

"The Whale in My Swimming Pool" by Joyce Wan

A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.                                                                      

"I Don't Want to be a Frog" by Dev Petty


A frog who yearns to be any animal that's cute and warm discovers that being wet, slimy, and full of bugs has its advantages.                                                                            

"Rex Wrecks It" by Ben Clanton

Look out! Here comes Rex! Children who love to construct and those who love to destroy will relate to this kid-pleasing tale that builds to a smashing finale.

"Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook" by Anne Kennedy

Follow Ragweed's handy tips to become the best farm dog ever!                                                                              

"Get Out of My Bath!" by Britta Teckentrup

Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves.

"Vincent Paints His House" by Tedd Arnold

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.


"Simon's New Bed" by Christian Trimmer

A humorous picture book about a dog's new bed being taken over by a cat.                              

"Dad's First Day" by Mick Wohnoutka

Oliver and Dad have spent a fun summer together but when it comes time for the first day of school, Dad discovers that he is not ready and does everything he can to postpone the big day.


For more information about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award click here.


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