Literature Awards: Missouri Building Block Award Nominees 2011
The websites will lead you to information about the authors and illustrators for the Missouri Building Block Nominees for 2011. The activities provided will encourage creative lessons involving the nominated books.
Missouri Building Block Award Nominees 2011
Use this list for information about the nominees. An activity sheet is provided for each book.
Welcome to the World of Karma Wilson
Read about the author, learn about her many books, book a school visit and more. Use the numerous activities to celebrate books.
Welcome to David Ezra Website
Children can make and illustrate a book with directions on David Ezra's website. Learn about the author and his lastest books.
David Ezra Stein talks about "Interrupting Chicken"
The author talks about creating the characters for his book, "Interrupting Chicken".
"Interrupting Chicken" book trailer
Watch this brief book trailer to promote "Interrupting Chicken".
Eileen Spinelli Website
Enter Eileen Spinelli's site and learn about her life, her books, and how to bake brownies.
Mr. Eric's Website
Sing and dance with Mr. Eric, creator of Pete the Cat.
"Pete the Cat" website
Learn more about Pete, sing along with Pete,and watch his videos. Use the downloadable activities for more fun.
Laura Leuck biographical information
Learn about Laura Leuck and additional books she has written.
Keiko Kasza Website
This website provides author information, book synopses, and a downloadable activity book. The activity book describes ways to use Keiko Kasza's books in the classroom.
Kevin Henkes Website
Read about the author and his picture books, mouse books, and novels.
Rebecca Emberley Website
Read about the author, view her art, and learn about her other books.
"If You're a Monster and You Know It" group activity
Sing and dance along with your students after reading the book.
"If You're a Monster and You Know It"
Created by first graders, this sing-along video will inspire students to sing and create art to go along with the book.
Ursula Dubosarsky Website
Learn about the author. Classroom activities are provided for "The Terrible Plop" and her other books. Illustrator information is given.
"The Terrible Plop" coloring sheet
Use this coloring activity to promote "The Terrible Plop".
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