Winners Announced for 2020 2021 Childrens Book Awards
Prairie Bud Winner

I am a Tiger by Karl Newsom and Ross Collins

  • 2nd: Please Don't Eat Me by Liz Climo
  • 3rd: There are No Bears in this Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Prairie Bloom Winner

Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gray Gubler

  • 2nd: Why? by Adam Rex and Claire Keane
  • 3rd: Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison
Prairie Pasque Winner

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

  • 2nd: Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  • 3rd PLACE TIE: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles
  • 3rd PLACE TIE: The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow

2021-2022 Downloads

Downloadable PDF lists of books:

Four full color bookmarks will print on white lettersize paper (cardstock if available) and trim.

Each page of labels are a mix of all three levels.

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Bear is Awake!: An Alphabet Story Hannah E. Harrison Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border Mitali Perkins Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Bowwow Powwow Brenda Childs   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Daniel's Good Day Micha Archer Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Fry Bread: A Native American Story Kevin Noble Maillard | | Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
I am a Tiger Karl Newson Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child Tiffany Rose   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller Kate Read   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Please Don't Eat Me Liz Climo Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
There Are No Bears in This Bakery Julia Sarcone-Roach Prairie Bud (JK-1st)


The Day the Universe Exploded in my Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again Allan Wolf   Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum Dr. Seuss | Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Hair Love Matthew A. Cherry Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Hands Up! Breanna J. McDaniel Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Sonia Sotomayor | Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Anika Aldamuy Denise | | Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Rumple Buttercup Matthew Gray Gubler | Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Stop! Bot! James Yang Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
The Undefeated Kwame Alexander Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Why? Adam Rex Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)


Dear Sweet Pea Julie Murphy | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Guts Raina Telgemeier Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer Lamar Giles Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Planet Earth is Blue Nicole Panteleakos | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs Gail Jarrow Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe Carlos Hernandez | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Celia C. Pérez | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Sunny Rolls the Dice Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
A Wolf Called Wander Rosanne Parry | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

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