BUILDING BLOCK AWARD
The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, sponsored and selected by the Youth Services Community of Interest (YSCI), is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries and is designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age.
Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the award was first given in 1996. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from a list of ten titles selected annually by a group of Missouri children's librarians. Colorful posters, bookmarks, activity sheets, and a manual of great ideas add to the fun.
See the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Procedures and the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Committee Handbook in Appendix G of the MLA Handbook for details.
Awards Chair: Katie Long (email@example.com) Building Block Chair: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Members of the Building Block Award subgroup of YSCI are listed on the YSCI page.
2023 NOMINEES - CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR ACTIVITY SHEET
Building Block Ballot 2023
- Children up to age 6 can vote for the winner. Voting closes 12/31/2023. Report your votes HERE starting September 1, 2023.
PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINEES
Building Block Award Winners, 1996-2022
Building Block Award Nominees, 1996-2022
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS (FREE DOWNLOAD FILES)