2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book 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

An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.


  Find a Cow Now by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

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.