Congratulations to the following winners for the 2016-2017 South Dakota Children's Book Awards:

Prairie Bud 2016-2017 Winner
book cover of Gaston

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

Prairie Bloom 2016-2017 Winner
book cover of Dog vs. Cat

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Prairie Pasque 2016-2017 Winner
book cover of The Whispering Town

The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren and Fabio Santomauro (Illustrator)

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Gaston Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson (Illustrator) 2016-2017 Prairie Bud (JK-1st) WINNER
Fox's Garden Princesse Camcam Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Some Bugs Angela DiTerlizzi Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Okay, Andy! Maxwell Eaton   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Any Questions? Marie-Louise Gay   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents Lita Judge Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Flight School Lita Judge Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Pom and Pim Lena Landstrom   Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Maple Lori Nichols Prairie Bud (JK-1st)
Coming Home Greg Ruth Prairie Bud (JK-1st)


Dog vs. Cat Chris Gall 2016-2017 Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd) WINNER
The Monster Who Ate the State Chris Browne   Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas Lynne Cox Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
The 26-Story Treehouse Andy Griffiths Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Comics Squad: Recess! Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Fly Away Margaret McNamara, A Poem in Your Pocket Patricia MacLachlan   Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea Matthias Picard   Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
A Boy and a Jaguar Alan Rabinowitz | Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands Katherine Roy Prairie Bloom (2nd-3rd)


The Whispering Town Jennifer Elvgren and Fabio Santomauro (Illustrator) | | 2016-2017 Prairie Pasque (4th-5th) WINNER
Rain Reign Ann M. Martin Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home Michelle Mulder Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Echo Pam Munoz Ryan | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Sky Raiders Brandon Mull | Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery Sandra Markle Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
The Great Greene Heist Varian Johnson Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog Ann Bausum Prairie Pasque (4th-5th)
El Deafo Cece Bell 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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