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Prairie Bud Nominees 2005-2006

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Journey of Oliver K. Woodman

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Pattison, Darcy

The remarkable journey across America of Oliver K. Woodman, a man made of wood, is told through letters and postcards.

Grade Level: 1-3

My Name is Yoon

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Recorvits, Helen

Disliking her name in English, Korean-born Yoon refers to herself as “cat,” “bird,” and “cupcake” to feel more comfortable in her new school and country.

Grade Level: K-2

Old Cricket

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Wheeler, Lisa

Old Cricket doesn’t feel like helping his wife and neighbors prepare for winter, so he pretends to have all sorts of ailments that require a doctor’s care.

Grade Level: K-2

Alphabet Mystery

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Wood, Audrey

Little x is missing from Charley’s alphabet and the other lowercase letters go off to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

Grade Level: K-2

The Blizzard

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Wright, Betty Ren

Billy has a very special birthday when his teacher and classmates must stay overnight at his family’s house to wait out a snowstorm.

Grade Level: 1-3

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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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