“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.”
---Missouri Library Association
Voting has begun for the 2021 Missouri Building Block Awards, and it’s your chance to be heard! Now through January 15, 2022, you can use the form below to vote for your favorite read-aloud picture book from among this year’s nominees.
Need to find a copy to read? You can visit the MCPL catalog to place physical copies of titles on hold or choose an eBook version. For a remote storytime experience, watch for these titles being read in an upcoming Virtual Storytime, our Youtube Playlist, or have the story read to you via Dial-A-Story, available online or over the phone at 816.701.6904.
Readers ages 0-6 can also earn badges in our new Read the 2021 Missouri Building Block Award Nominees Challenge! Use your Beanstack account to join this challenge, and don’t forget to log your titles for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!