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

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2017-18 Nominees:

Prairie Bud

  • Float by Daniel Miyares
  • Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor
  • If You Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley
  • A Pig, a Fox, and a Box by Jonathan Fenske
  • Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo
  • Who Done It? by Olivier Tallec
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
  • If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
  • Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure by Linda Ashman
  • Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild by Katie Cotton

Prairie Bloom

  • Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems/ Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales by Julie Paschkis
  • Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram
  • The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark
  • Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares
  • New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer
  • Little Robot by Ben Hatke
  • Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
  • Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond
  • What James Said by Liz Rosenberg

Prairie Pasque

  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall
  • Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo
  • Seven Dead Pirates: A Ghost Story by Linda Bailey
  • The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton
  • Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale) by Nathan Hale
  • Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson
  • A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
  • Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
  • Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm

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.
  • 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)
    • 5294: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      2.5" dia., 12 per sheet (4 per award)
    • 5520: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      1"x 2 5/8", 30 per sheet (10 per award)

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