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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards | Prairie Bud Nominees 2006-2007

Prairie Bud Nominees 2006-2007

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Birthday Pony

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Jessie Haas

Jane loves ponies. Luckily her Grandma Aggie has two. SweetPea is old and gentle. Jane learns how to ride on her. Popcorn—who was born on the same day as Jane—is young and energetic. Popcorn loves to jump and go fast, and Jane wants nothing more than to ride a pony who’ll jump and go fast. Popcorn and Jane are perfect for each other.

Grade Level: 1-3
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Henry and the Kite Dragon

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Bruce Hall

In New York City in the 1920s, the children from Chinatown go after the children from Little Italy for throwing rocks at the beautiful kites Grandfather Chin makes, not realizing that they have a reason for doing so.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Actual Size

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Steve Jenkins

How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world’s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that’s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself-at their actual size.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Ruby Lu, Brave and True

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Lenore Look

“Almost-eight-year-old” Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends.

Grade Level: 1-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s

Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth

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Alison McGhee

A first grader is frightened on her first day of school after hearing a rumor that her teacher is a 300-year-old alien with a purple tongue who steals baby teeth from her students.

Grade Level: K-2
Publisher: Harcourt

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The Prairie Bud & Pasque Children’s Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association link to s d library association dot org. 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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