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Building Block Picture Book Award
2015 Building Block Picture Book Nominees
Digger Dog by William Bee
Loving bones so much that he resolves to dig up the world's biggest bone, Digger Dog attempts to find the world's biggest diggers to complete the job and digs an incrementally larger hole before discovering a fantastic fold-out surprise.
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 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 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 by Will Hillenbrand
Adapts a familiar children's song with a barnyard theme and pairs verses with illustrations of a puppy tractor driver who picks up his farm animal friends early in the morning.
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. Young readers will relate to Dragon's fears, and delight in his quest to be brave.
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 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 by Karma Wilson
While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
Building Block Picture Book Award Winners
2014 Building Block Picture Book Award Winner:
Mustache baby by Bridget Heos
2013 - 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.