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

South Dakota Children's Book Awards Logo2018-19 Nominees

Prairie Bud (PreK-1st):

  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
  • Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
  • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
  • Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John
  • How To Read A Story by Kate Messner
  • Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow
  • NanoBots by Chris Gall
  • Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins
  • A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy
  • The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)

  • Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
  • A Hungry Lion; or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
  • The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey
  • My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson
  • Penguin Problems by Jory John
  • The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
  • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy
  • Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis
  • Claude in the Country by Alex T. Smith

Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

  • Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home by Claire Eamer
  • Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard
  • When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad
  • Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer
  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman
  • The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How To Draw by Mark Crilley
  • Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann
  • The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer Maschari
  • The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
  • The Water and the Wild by K.E. Ormsbee

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 2018-19 year)
    • 5294: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      2.5" dia., 12 per sheet (4 per award, for 2018-19 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 2018-19 year)
  • Poster (11x17) 4 bookmarks for one lettersized paper in PDF format

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