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Announcing Book Awards!

2017 2018 prairie bud bloom and pasque winners with book covers and south dakota children's book awards logo

    Prairie Bud
  1. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) with 1819 votes
  2. Who Done It? By Olivier Tallec with 1704 votes
  3. Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien (Illustrator) with 1634 votes
    Prairie Bloom
  1. The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson and Gennady Spirin (Illustrator) with 1561 votes
  2. Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond with 1504 votes
  3. What James Said by Liz Rosenberg and Matthew Myers (Illustrator) with 1222 votes
    Prairie Pasque
  1. Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson and David Shannon (Illustrator) with 1941 votes
  2. Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Illustrator) with 1781 votes
  3. Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord with 1577 votes

A big THANK YOU to all the students who voted and all the librarians, teachers, and other adults who supported those students.

2017-18 Nominees:

Prairie Bud (JK-1st)

Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)

Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

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. Make sure that the file prints at 100% or "Actual Size" as some software may default to automatically fit to size of paper.

For Librarians, Teachers and Families

Children's book awards prairie bud bloom pasque award logos
And the Prairie Awards Winners are...

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