Building Block Award: Past Nominees, 1996-2018

2018 Nominees

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards
Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenkse
Plankton is Pushy by Johnathan Fenske
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming
A Good Day for a Hat by T. Nat Fuller
Pug Meets Pig by Sue Lowell Gallion
Carrot & Pea: An Unlikely Friendship by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall

2017 Nominees

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena
There’s a Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach
There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins
Dragon was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray
Still a Gorilla! by Kim Norman
10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul

2016 Nominees

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley
The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dav Petty
Rex Wrecks It by Ben Clanton
Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Vittur Kennedy
Get Out of My Bath! by Britta Teckentrup
Vincent Paints His House by Tedd Arnold
Simon’s New Bed by Christian Trimmer
Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka

2015 Nominees

Digger Dog written by William Bee, and illustrated by Cecilia Johansson
Naked! written by Michael Black, and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera
Down by the Barn by Will Hillenbrand
Oh So Brave Dragon by David Kirk
Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play With Your Food by Bob Shea
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, and illustrated by Jane Chapman
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

2014 Nominees

Count the Monkeys written by Mac Barnett, and illustrated by Kevin Cornell
I Dare You Not to Yawn written by Hélène Boudreau, and illustrated by Serge Bloch
Open Very Carefully, A Book With Bite by Nicola O’Byrne, and with words by Nick Bromley
Ribbit written by Rodrigo Folgueira, and illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Little Nelly’s Big Book written by Pippa Goodhart, and illustrated by Andy Rowland
This Little Piggy by Tim Harrington
Mustache Baby written Bridget Heos, and illustrated by Joy Ang
Moo by David LaRochelle, and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

2013 Nominees

I’m Bored Michael by Ian Black
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
Who’s Who? by Ken Geist
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
One Special Day by Lola Schaefer
Find a Cow Now by Janet Stevens
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

2012 Nominees

Mitchell’s Licence by Hallie Durand
Rrralph by Lois Ehlert
I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore
Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley
Hugless Douglas by David Melling
If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?  by Susan A Shea
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Press Here by Herve Tullet

2011 Nominees

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky
If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Ready for Anything by Keiko Kasza
The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa
For Just One Day by Laura Leuck
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

2010 Nominees

I Can Do It Myself! by Diane Adams
The Great Dog Wash by Shellie Braeuner
Put It on the List by Kristen Darbyshire
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
The Birthday Pet by Ellen Javernick
Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Princess Pig by Eileen Spinelli
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

2009 Nominees

Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley
Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie H. Harris
Wolf’s Coming by Joe Kulka
Ducks Don’t Wear Socks by John Nedwidek
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share by Mike Reiss
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovich
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
A Dog Needs a Bone by Audrey Wood

2008 Nominees

Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanatto
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
Badger’s Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza
Sally and the Some-Thing by George O’Connor
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Good Boy, Fergus! by David Shannon
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson

2007 Nominees

Starry Safari by Linda Ashman
Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont
Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
Dooby, Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
Cha-Cha Chimps by Julia Durango
Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon
Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
Sakes Alive a Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson

2006 Nominees

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
A Boy And His Bunny by Sean Bryan
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Bed Hogs by Kelly DiPucchio
Bittle by Patricia MacLachlan
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin
Piggy and Dad Go Fishing by David Martin
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
He Came With The Couch by David Slonim
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

2005 Nominees

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
Serious Farm by Tom Egan
Who Will Tuck Me In Tonight? by Carol Roth
A Wild Cowboy by Dana K. Smith
She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain by Philemon Sturges
Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
If I Were A Lion by Sarah Weeks
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog by Mo Willems

2004 Nominees

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarret Krosoczka
Just Ducky by Kathy Mallat
Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash by Irene O’Garden
Tippy Toe Chick Go by George Shannon
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler
Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen

2003 Nominees

Giggle, Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin
Muldoon by Pamela Duncan Edwards
One Rainy Day by Valeri Gorbechev
Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Mabela the Clever by Margaret Read MacDonald
Huge Hog Is a Big Pig by Francis X. McCall
Bob Tracey by Campbell Pearson
Little School Bus by Carol Roth
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino

2002 Nominees

Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car by Eileen Christelow
Chicken Chickens by Valeri Gorbachev
Sit, Truman by Dan Harper
Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass
Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus by Julie Markes
Widget by Lyn McFarland
Bear Came Over to My House by Rick Walton
Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells

2001 Nominees

Oh, My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt
Otis by Janie Bynum
Click, Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
What Do You Love? by Jonathan London
Two Cool Coyotes by Jillian Lund
Night Shift Daddy by Eileen Spinelli
What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
My Dog Toby by Andrea Zimmerman

2000 Nominees

Baby Bird’s First Nest by Frank Asch
Circle Song by Diana Engel
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
That Toad is Mine by Barbara Hazen
Sweet Dreams by Kimiko Kajikawa
Quiet, Wyatt by Bill Maynard
Boomer’s Big Surprise by Constance W. McGeorge
Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night by Carol Roth
My Big Dog by Janet Stevens
For Pete’s Sake by Ellen Stoll Walsh

1999 Nominees

Good Night, Baby Bear by Frank Asch
My Backpack by Eve Bunting
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
Oh, Tucker by Steven Kroll
Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling
Teeny, Tiny Mouse: A Book About Colors by Laura Leuck
I Can’t Take You Anywhere by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff
No, David! by David Shannon
McDuff and the Baby by Rosemary Wells

1998 Nominees

Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing to Do by Eileen Christelow
Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming
Who Wakes Rooster? by Clare Hodgson Meeker
Cock-A-Doodle-Moo! by Bernard Most
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
Contrary Bear by Phyllis Root
A Friend For Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells

1997 Nominees

I Heard Said the Bird by Polly Berrien Berends
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
My Cats Nick and Nora by Isabelle Harper
Our New Puppy by Isabelle Harper
When I Was Five by Arthur Howard
Nanta’s Lion by Suse MacDonald
Jeremy’s Muffler by Laura F. Neilsen
Hallo-Weiner by Dav Pilkey
Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter
Tuck in the Pool by Martha Weston

1996 Nominees

How the Ostrich Got a Long Neck by Verna Aardema
Small Green Snake by Libba Moore Gray
The Biggest Boy by Kevin Henkes
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney
Shoes Like Miss Alice’s by Angela Johnson
This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri
Pigsty by Mark Teague
Hi! by Ann Herbert Scott
Splash, Splash by Jeff Sheppard