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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards

South Dakota Children's Book Awards Logo

The Winners Are...


book cover of Gaston

by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

Praire Bud 2017 Winner with 2,591 votes.

Runner Up: Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton

Dog v. Cat

book cover of Dog versus cat

By Chris Gall

Praire Bloom 2017 Winner with 2,591 votes

Runner Up: Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

The Whispering Town

book cover of The Whispering Town

by Jennifer Elvgren and Fabio Santomauro (Illustrator)

Praire Pasque 2017 Winner with 3,096 votes

Runner Up: Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum

2016-17 Nominees:

Prairie Bud

Prairie Bloom

Prairie Pasque

Awards Information

Downloads and Printables

  • Award Certificates
    Download the following files to print on white letter-sized paper in landscape orientation and full color. Personalize each certificate by typing in the child's name in the center box. If you choose to print blank certificates, simply delete the default text in the form and print off the quantity you need.
  • Bookmarks 4 bookmarks for one lettersized paper in PDF format
    Download this file to print. 4 full color bookmarks are designed for a white letter-sized sheet. Simply cut along line to separate the bookmarks. Consider printing on a cardstock or thicker paper for best results.
  • Downloadable graphics for print or web
  • Nominee Spine Labels
    Download the following files to print. The files are based off Avery Labels according to the product number. Please use what works best for your library.
    • 5293: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      1 2/3" dia., 24 per sheet (8 per award, for 2016-17 year)
    • 5294: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      2.5" dia., 12 per sheet (4 per award, for 2016-17 year)
    • 5520: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      1"x 2 5/8", 30 per sheet (10 per award, for 2016-17 year)

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605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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