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2019-20 Nominees

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Prairie Bud (JK-1st):

  • Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished by Camille Andros
  • I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein
  • Wordplay by Ivan Brunetti
  • This House, Once by Deborah Freedman
  • Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin
  • Alfie: The Turtle that Disappeared by Thyra Heder
  • Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise
  • Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins
  • Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra
  • I Want That Nut! by Madeline Valenitine
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Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)

  • Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Picture by Alexander, Kwame & Mary Rand Hess & Deanna Nikaido
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
  • Wolfie and Fly by Cary Fagan
  • 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story by Tara Lazar
  • Barkus by Patricia Maclachlan
  • Flowers for Sarajevo by John Mccutcheon
  • Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka
  • The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner
  • When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson
  • The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter
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Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

  • Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher
  • A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech by Shana Corey
  • Sandwiches!: More Than You've Ever Wanted To Know About Making and Eating America's Favorite Food by Alison Deering
  • Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom by Suzi Eszterhas
  • Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman
  • One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
  • Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins
  • Bats: Learning to Fly by Falynn Koch
  • Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
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Awards Information




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