Prairie Pasque Nominees 2006-2007
- Prairie Bud Nominees 2006-2007
Peg Kehret WINNER!
Thirteen-year-old Bonnie has a feeling of foreboding on the very day that her six-year-old brother Matt and their dog Pookie are abducted, and she becomes involved in a major search effort as well as a frightening adventure.
Grade Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.
Grade Level: 4-6
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books
Shredderman: Secret Identity
Wendelin Van Draanen
Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba. Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd. Bubba has been the bane of Nolan’s existence for five long years. So when Mr. Green asks the class to become reporters, Nolan decides he’ll write an expose—on Bubba. He doesn’t want to sign his name to it (that’d be suicidal), so Nolan creates a secret identity for himself—on the Internet. He launches Shredderman.com as a place where truth and justice prevail—and bullies get what’s coming to them.
Grade Level: 3-6
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Cabin on Trouble Creek
Jean Van Leeuwen
In 1803 in Ohio, two young brothers are left to finish the log cabin and guard the land while their father goes back to Pennsylvania to fetch their mother and younger siblings.
Grade Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler
Though his life begins “in a commonplace way,” Christopher Mouse is not the least bit common. Born in an ordinary wire cage, he endures various young owners who range from bad to worse before narrowly escaping death by taxidermy. His adventures continue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he encounters a large cat in the Egyptian room. Throughout his journeys, Christopher proves an adventurer of the most intrepid sort-and a budding poet as well.
Grade Level: 2-4
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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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.
Prairie Bud Winner: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
Prairie Bloom Winner: Dog V. Cat by Chris Gall
Prairie Pasque Winner: The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren
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