The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award
The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, administered by the Youth Services Community of Interest of MLA, is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries. Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the award was first given in 1996. Kindergarten students to the 10 stories then vote for their favorite.
Building Block Nominees 2015-16
Digger Dog William Bee Naked! Michael Ian Black This Book Just Ate My Dog Richard Byrne Row, Row, Row Your Boat Jane Cabrera Down by the Barn Will Hillenbrand Oh So Brave Dragon David Kirk Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play in Your Food Bob Shea I'm My Own Dog David Ezra Stein Bear Sees Colors Karma Wilson Hurray for Hat! Brian Won
Show-Me Readers Award
The Show-me Readers Award is for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students in Missouri. The students in these grades listen to 10 new stories each year and then vote for their favorite.
Show Me Nominees 2015-16
A Splash of Red-The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Jen Bryant The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt Picture Day Perfection Deborah Diesen The Matchbox Diary Paul Fleischman Wilfred Ryan Higgins Trouper Meg Kearney The Invisible Boy Trudy Ludwig The Spelling Bee Before Recess Deborah Lee Rose Memoirs of a Hamster Devin Scillian As Fast as Words Could Fly Pamela Tuck
Mark Twain Award
Books for 4th through 6th grade students are nominated for the Mark Twain Award. Students must read at least 4 of the 12 nominees to be eligible to vote for the award early in 2016. The winner will be announced at the Missouri School Librarians Spring Conference April 2016.
Mark Twain Nominees 2015-16
Dorko the Magnificent Andrea Beaty Jinx Sage Blackwood The Water Castle Megan Frazer Blakemore Gaby, Lost and Found Angela Cervantes Al Capone Does My Homework Gennifer Choldenko What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World Henry Clark Will in Scarlet Matthew Cody Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library Chris Grabenstein The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Deborah Hopkinson Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Liesl Shurtliff Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg Sloan Navigating Early Clare Vanderpool