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

Prairie Pasque Nominees 2006-2007

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Abduction!

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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

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Lucy Nolan

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

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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

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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

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William Wise

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 & 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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