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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards

South Dakota Children's Book Awards Logo Prairie Bloom 2017-18
Winner and Nominees

Prairie Bud | Prairie Bloom | Prairie Pasque


WINNER with 1561 votes!

book cover of angler fish with mouth open by smaller fish

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
Brenda Z. Guiberson Author's web Page
and Gennady Spirin (Illustrator) Illustrator's web Page Illustrator's Facebook page Illustrator's Instagram page

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN: 9780805099614
Accelerated Reader Score: 4.2
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 2-5
Publisher Age Level: 4-8 Years


2nd place with 1504 votes!

book cover of trees with little boy looking out from behind tree, amd many woodland animals looking out from behind other trees and grass

Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event
Rebecca Bond Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page Author's YouTube Channel Author's Pinterest Page

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374380779
Lexile Score: NC840L
Accelerated Reader Score: 4.8
SLJ Grade Level: K-Gr 3
Publisher Age Level: 5-9 Years


3rd place with 1222 votes!

book cover of young girl sitting and turned away from standing boy with background of blue, green, and purple paint splotches

What James Said
Liz Rosenberg Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page
and Matthew Myers (Illustrator) Illustrator's website Illustrator's twitter page Illustrator's facebook page Illustrator's instagram page

Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596439085
Accelerated Reader Score: 2.9
Publisher Age Level: 4-8 Years


book cover of yellow flower in with cat in center, red bird, blue bird, brown bird, yellow bird, butterflies

Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems/ Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales
Julie Paschkis Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page

Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: 9781627791038
Lexile Score: NP
Accelerated Reader Score: 1.7
SLJ Grade Level: K-Gr 4
Publisher Age Level: 4-8 Years


book cover boy seated at table with cup of pens, paper, pencils, juice box, and sign on tablecloth: 'Rufus the writer'

Rufus the Writer
Elizabeth Bram

Random House Children's Books
ISBN: 9780385378536
Lexile Score: 500L
Accelerated Reader Score: 3.0
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 1-3
Publisher Age Level: 4-8 Years


book cover of victorian woman with an analytical engine, 19th century mechanical computer.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Laurie Wallmark Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page Author's YouTube Channel Author's Pinterest Page

Creston Books
ISBN: 9781939547200
Accelerated Reader Score: 4.6
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 1-4
Publisher Age Level: 5-8 Years


book cover of African American baseball pitcher, number 45 on shirt, at pitcher's mound in baseball field

Growing Up Pedro
Matt Tavares Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page Author's YouTube Channel

Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763693114
Lexile Score: 730L
Accelerated Reader Score: 4.6
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 2-4
Publisher Age Level: 8-12 Years


book cover of two African American girls looking at shoes in store window

New Shoes
Susan Lynn Meyer Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page

Holiday House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823435739
Lexile Score: 490L
Accelerated Reader Score: 3.4
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 1-3
Publisher Age Level: 6-9 Years


book cover of girl and robot sitting on ground with cat, spare tires and rubbish.

Little Robot
Ben Hatke Author's web Page Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page Author's Pinterest Page

First Second
ISBN: 9781626720800
Lexile Score: GN170L
Accelerated Reader Score: 1.5
Publisher Age Level: 6-9 Years


book cover young child sitting in tree with harbor town in background

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree
Ellen Potter Author's Facebook Page Author's Twitter Page Author's YouTube Channel Author's Pinterest Page

Random House Children's Books
ISBN: 9780553499261
Lexile Score: 650L
Accelerated Reader Score: 3.5
SLJ Grade Level: Gr 1-3
Publisher Age Level: 7-9 Years



2017-18 Nominees:

Prairie Bud | Prairie Bloom | Prairie Pasque




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