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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards | Prairie Bud Nominees 2007-2008

Prairie Bud Nominees 2007-2008


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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

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Erica Silverman

Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep.

Grade Level: 2-4
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

Carmine: A Little More Red

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Melissa Sweet

While a little girl who loves red — and loves to dilly-dally — stops to paint a picture on the way to visit her grandmother, her dog Rufus meets a wolf and leads him directly to Granny's house.

Grade Level: 1-3
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

I Could Do That!

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Linda White

“I could do that,” says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that. This striking picture book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory — the first time ever in the United States!

Grade Level: 3-7
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

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Mo Willems

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster—but he could be a really good friend.

Grade Level: PreK-2
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Squashed in the Middle

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Elizabeth Winthrop

Nobody ever listens to Daisy. Her father was chopping carrots. Her mother was talking on the phone. Her big sister was chasing her little brother around and around the kitchen table. So it was no surprise that no one heard where Daisy went, even though she told them.

Grade Level: K-4
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

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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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