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2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award 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

Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are? Spencer is about to find out. Hes as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free... and gentle, too.

"Find a Cow Now" by Janet Stevens

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


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