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Prairie Pasque Nominees 2005-2006

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Spy Cat

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Kehret, Peg WINNER!

A series of burglaries in their quiet community upsets Alex’s family, but the bad guys are no match for the protective family cat and Alex’s younger brother Benjie.

Grade Level: 4-6

Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story

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Levine, Karen

The story of a girl who died in the Holocaust with an account of how the curator of a Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana’s suitcase was sent to her.

Grade Level: 4-6

Harold’s Tail

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Marciano, John Bemelmans

After an experiment strips the fur from his tail, Harold the squirrel finds himself homeless and mistaken for a rat on the unfamiliar streets of New York City.

Grade Level: 4-5

Mount Olympus Basketball

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O’Malley, Kevin

A basketball game in ancient Greece features gods versus mortals.

Grade Level: 4-5

Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up

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Peters, Lisa Westberg

Presents twenty-two earthshaking poems about geology.

Grade Level: 4-6

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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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