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Prairie Bud Nominees 2005-2006


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Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

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George Washington’s Teeth

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Chandra, Deborah and Madeleine Comora.

A rollicking rhyme portrays George Washington’s lifelong struggle with bad teeth.

Grade Level: K-3

The Key Collection

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Cheng, Andrea

A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move.

Grade Level: 2-3

Two Old Potatoes and Me

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Coy, John

After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father’s house, they plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September.

Grade Level: K-3

Diary of a Worm

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Cronin, Doreen WINNER!

A young worm discovers that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

Grade Level: K-3

Boxes for Katje

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Fleming, Candace

After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.

Grade Level: 1-3

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Source: Information compiled for the nominee book lists comes from book details and overviews from publisher information as well as Barnes and Noble.

The Prairie Bud, Prairie Bloom & Prairie Pasque Children's Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association . Prairie Bud winners are determined by South Dakota kindergarten, first and second grade students. Prairie Pasque winners are determined by South Dakota third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Students are encouraged to read and vote for their one favorite book of the year from the masterlists of titles. The books receiving the most votes from the students win the awards. A committee of educators and librarians select the books nominated for the awards.

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