Congratulations to the following winners for the 2008-2009 South Dakota Children's Book Awards:

Prairie Bud 2008-2009 Winner
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Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Prairie Pasque 2008-2009 Winner
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

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Chickens to the Rescue John Himmelman 2008-2009 Prairie Bud (JK-1st) WINNER
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin Gene Baretta Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen Cari Best   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
I Lost My Tooth in Africa Penda Diakite   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Deborah Hopkinson Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Houndsley and Catina James Howe Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Library Lion Michelle Knudsen Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale Margaret MacDonald   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
The Shivers in the Fridge Fran Manushkin   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Adele and Simon Barbara McClintock   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
SuperHero ABC Bob McLeod   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Clementine Sara Pennypacker | Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
An Island Grows Lola M. Schaefer   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School Judy Sierra   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Mammoths on the Move Lisa Wheeler   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo | 2008-2009 Prairie Pasque (4th-5th) WINNER
The Hero Revealed: Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy William Boniface Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Blood on the River: James Town 1607 Elisa Carbone | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
A Million Dots Andrew Clements   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Homework Machine Dan Gutman | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatcoff Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Drita, My Homegirl Jenny Lombard Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Rules Cynthia Lord | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Gossamer Lois Lowry | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Trading Places Claudia Mills Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Who Carved the Mountain?: The Story of Mount Rushmore Jean Patrick   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems Jack Prelutsky   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Yellow Star Jennifer Roy   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
John, Paul, George, and Ben Lane Smith | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom Tim Tingle   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

*SDTTG: South Dakota Titles to Go is South Dakota's audiobook and ebook library provided through Overdrive.

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