Book Weekend – MO Children’s Choice Awards

building-blockThe Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is chosen by school age children from around the state each year.  Kids in school or library storytimes select from a group of best titles, nominated by teachers and librarians.  These bright fun picture books burst with appealing stories and memorable characters.

This year’s winner is the lovable Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean.petethecat4groovy  Pete loves the buttons on his new coat so much. He goes rolling along, and singing his song.  But as the buttons pop off, one by one, does Pete cry?  Goodness – No!

Kids love the bright pictures, the easy rhythm of the text, and the unflappable calm of this cool cat when faced with personal calamity.

Look for other books about Pete the Cat in the picture book section.  And if your kids don’t already know the song, go online to listen and sing along!

itsatigerIt’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle won second place.  A child reading a story naturally imagines himself into the book.  But look out!  There’s a tiger lurking behind every page.

Third place was a three-way tie between these books:

catsecretsCat Secrets by Jef Czekej

Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems

I’m Bored by Micheal Black



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