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

Voting Instructions

In order to be eligible to vote, all participating students must read or have read to them at least five titles from the nominee list. A student may only vote for a book that he/she has read or heard read.

The reading contest officially begins after the SDLA Annual Conference Web Link to SDLA.

Voting (online only) concludes March 31; winning titles will be announced during National Library Week in April.

Online Voting is Open!Web Link

Deadline for voting will be March 31.

The coordinating teacher or librarian may use nominee list to record vote tallies received for each title. Each coordinating teacher or librarian will only be allowed to vote once.

The Book award committee will compile the vote tallies from all participating schools and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, every April.


The Prairie Bud & Pasque Children’s Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association link to s d library association dot org. Prairie Bud winners are determined by South Dakota kindergarten, first and second grade students. Prairie Pasque winners are determined by South Dakota third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Students are encouraged to read and vote for their one favorite book of the year from the masterlists of titles. The books receiving the most votes from the students win the awards. A committee of educators and librarians select the books nominated for the awards.



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