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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards | Prairie Pasque Nominees 2013-14

Prairie Pasque Nominees 2013-14

WINNER!

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Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World's Greatest Escape Artist


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Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle by George, Jessica Day; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

George, Jessica Day

Every Tuesday Castle Glower takes on a life of its own-magically inventing, moving, and even completely getting rid of some of its rooms. Good thing Princess Celie takes the time to map out these never-ending changes. Because when the castle is ambushed and Celie's parents and oldest brother go missing, it's up to Celie to protect their home and save their kingdom. A great new series that readers will devour!

Grade Level: 3-5
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

True (… Sort Of)

True (… Sort Of) by Hannigan, Katherine; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

Hannigan, Katherine

Can friendship save you?

The day Ferris Boyd moves to town, Delly Pattison is sure a special surpresent (a present that is a surprise) is on its way. Instead, Delly ends up in even more trouble than usual.

The Boyds' arrival in River Bluffs means big changes for Brud Kinney, too. He can't believe who he's hanging around with. Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever known. Ferris is a mystery and a wonder.

Through friendship, though, Delly, Brud, and Ferris discover truths that will change their lives. And bring them the best surpresent of all.

Grade Level: 3-5
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl  by Hatke, Ben; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

Hatke, Ben

Zita's life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don't even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita's quest.

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

Grade Level: 3-5
Publisher: First Second

Junonia

Junonia  by Henkes, Kevin; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

Henkes, Kevin

Returning to the beach cottage—a cottage named Scallop—where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice.

Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell? Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her.

Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?

Grade Level: 3-5
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Wild Wings

Wild Wings  by Lewis, Gill; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

Lewis, Gill

The majestic Osprey is an endangered bird that hasn't been seen in Scotland for years, so when Iona McNair locates an Osprey nest, she's desperate to keep the bird safe from poachers. She shares her secret with her classmate Callum, and the two become friends as they work to save the Osprey they've named Isis. They're able to get the bird tagged by a preservationist, but after Isis flies to Africa for the winter, her signal becomes stagnant, then lost. Spurred by a promise to Iona, who has fallen ill, Callum is determined to track and save Isis, and a leap of faith and the magic of e-mail connects him with a girl in Gambia who can help him make good—in more ways than one.

Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this is a timeless tale of hope and friendship—a heartwarming novel infused with the beauty of nature.

Grade Level: 3-5
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Elephant Scientist

Elephant Scientist by O'Connell, Caitlin; Prairie Pasque Nominee 2013-14; Book Cover used with permission from BN.com

O'Connell, Caitlin

2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, they call her "the mother of all elephants." Holding binoculars closely to her eyes, American scientist Caitlin O'Connell could not believe what she was seeing from these African elephants: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopped midstride, and stood as still as statues. This observation would guide the scientist to a groundbreaking discovery about elephant communication: elephants actually listen with their limbs.

Grade Level: 4-5
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Prairie Bud Award Nominees


Source: Information compiled for the nominee book lists comes from book details and overviews from publisher information as well as Barnes and Noble.
Permissions: Book jacket covers displayed through an affiliate contract with Barnes & Noble.com Web Link to bn.com.

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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