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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards | Prairie Bud Nominees 2006-2007

Prairie Bud Nominees 2006-2007


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Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

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Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery

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David Adler

Mr. Green has lost his school bus. “A bus is a big thing to lose,” Jeffrey says. But sometimes, big things are hard to find. Maybe Mr. Green’s bus was stolen. Detective Bones gets out his pad, notes the clues, and the search begins…

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Stanley’s Party

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Linda Bailey

It is truly a dog’s life for the barrel-chested pooch Stanley, once he discovers that he can loll on the forbidden couch, crank up the stereo and raid the fridge with impunity—as long as he covers his tracks before “[his] people” return from their frequent late nights out.

Grade Level: 1-2
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

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Don Brown

When he was born in 1879, Albert was a peculiarly fat baby with an unusually big and misshaped head. When he was older, he hit his sister, frustrated his teachers, and had few friends. But Albert’s strange childhood also included his brilliant capacity for puzzles and problem solving: the mystery of a compass's swirling needle, the intricacies of Mozart's music, the secrets of geometry-set his mind spinning with ideas. In fact, Albert Einstein's ideas were destined to change the way we know and understand the world and our place in the universe.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Superdog: The Heart of a Hero

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Caralyn Buehner WINNER!

Dexter is a little dog, but he has BIG dreams. With some studying, a whole lot of muscle building and a brand-new hero suit, Dexter becomes SUPERDOG! Before he knows it, everyone is asking for his help. Dexter’s determination and spirit prove that no matter how little you are, you can still do very big things.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

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Leslie Connor

Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.

Grade Level: K-3
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

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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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