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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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The Only One Club

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Jane Naliboff

Mrs. Matthews’s first grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, Mrs. Matthews allows her to make Hanukkah decorations instead. Jennifer enjoys the attention and creates “The Only One Club,” of which she is the sole member. When her classmates want to join, she is resistant until she realizes that each of her friends is also “the only one” at something. As she inducts them into her club she reveals the unique qualities that make each of her classmates extraordinary.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Flashlight Press

Karate Hour

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Carol Nevius

Rhyming text portrays the exuberance of an hour of karate class. Includes nonfiction information at end.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Inc.

I Wanna Iguana

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Karen Orloff

Alex and his mother write notes back and forth in which Alex tries to persuade her to let him have a baby iguana for a pet.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail

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Coleen Salley

Epossumondas has a very important question: “Mama, why don’t I have hair on my tail?” And wouldn't you know it, Mama can tell him exactly why possum tails are all pink and naked and funny looking. Her story’s a doozy! It goes way back to Epossumondas’s great-great-grandpa, Papapossum. When hungry Papapossum and his growly ol’ stomach meet up with wily Hare, cranky Bear, and a persimmon tree… well, it's one hair-raisin’ adventure!

Grade Level: K-2
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?

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Judy Sierra

Mr. Crocodile has big plans for finally catching and eating five pesky monkeys. But as the hours pass, the monkeys dupe him again and again. In the end they teach persnickety Mr. Crocodile something about friendship… and about having fun.

Grade Level: K-2
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

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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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