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

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2015-16 Winners:

Outfoxed by Mike Twohy
book cover of Outfoxed image used with permission from
Winner of the 2016
Prairie Bud Award

Duke by Kirby Larson
book cover of DUKE image used with permission from
Winner of the 2016
Prairie Pasque Award

2016-17 Nominees:

Prairie Bud

  • Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam
  • Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
  • Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi
  • Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton
  • Any Questions by Marie-Louise Gay
  • Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge
  • Flight School by Lita Judge
  • Pom and Pim by Lena Landstrom
  • Maple by Lori Nichols
  • Coming Home by Greg Ruth

Prairie Bloom

  • The Monster Who Ate the State by Chris Browne
  • Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox
  • Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall
  • The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
  • Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm and Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan
  • A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara
  • Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea by Matthias Picard
  • A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
  • Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Prairie Pasque

  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home by Michele Mulder
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
  • The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle
  • The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
  • The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren
  • Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell

Awards Information

Downloads and Printables

  • Award Certificates
    Download the following files to print on white letter-sized paper in landscape orientation and full color. Simply type in child's name and print. 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)
    • 5410: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      1" dia., 12 per sheet (4 per award)
    • 5294: Acrobat PDF Link of South Dakota Children Book Awards spine labels
      2.5" dia., 12 per sheet (4 per award)
    • 5220: 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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