Congratulations to the following winners for the 2012-2013 South Dakota Children's Book Awards:

Prairie Bud 2012-2013 Winner
book cover of Even Monsters Need Haircuts

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

Prairie Pasque 2012-2013 Winner
book cover of Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

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  • PRAIRIE BUD: Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
  • PRAIRIE PASQUE: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper




Even Monsters Need Haircuts Matthew McElligott   2012-2013 Prairie Bud (JK-1st) WINNER
Mirror Jeannie Baker   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
LMNO Peas Keith Baker Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Children Make Terrible Pets Peter Brown | Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Bink and Gollie Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Yucky Worms Vivian French   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Arbor Day Square Kathryn O. Galbraith   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
My Garden Kevin Henkes | Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Birdy's Smile Book Laurie Keller Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Little Pink Pup Johanna Kerby Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Bridget's Beret Tom Lichtenheld   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys Bob Raczka Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Chalk Bill Thomson   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light Tim Tingle Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Pobble's Way Simon Van Booy   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
We are in a Book! Mo Willems   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)


Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper | 2012-2013 Prairie Pasque (4th-5th) WINNER
Arlington: The Story of our Nation's Cemetery Chris Demarest   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Buffalo are Back Jean Craighead George Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow Gary Golio   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Hide and Seek Katy Grant Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Emma's River Alison Hart Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Laban Carrick Hill Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
BOOK Anne Isaacs Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work Steve Jenkins Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Scumble Ingrid Law | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Word After Word After Word Patricia MacLachlan | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Finally Wendy Mass | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story S.D. Nelson Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors Joyce Sidman   Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Dragonbreath Ursula Vernon Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Countdown Deborah Wiles | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)

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