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South Dakota Children's Book Awards

Voting begins October 1 and ends April 1. Winners will be announced in April. Visit the South Dakota State Library website for more information or to cast your vote. 

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Prairie Bud (Pre-K-1) 2016-2017

Each year, preschool through first grade students are encouraged to read and vote for their favorite book to receive the South Dakota "Prairie Bud" award.

Click here for a printable list of nominees

prairie_bloomPrairie Bloom (Grades 2-3) 2016-2017

Each year, second and third grade students can vote on their favorite book to determine which title wins the South Dakota "Prairie Bloom" award.

Click here for a printable list of nominees

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Prairie Pasque (Grades 4-5) 2016-2017

Each year, fourth and fifth grade students cast their vote to determine which title wins the South Dakota "Prairie Pasque" award.

Click here for a printable list of nominees

 

Caldecott Medal Winners

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Browse current and past Caldecott winners

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Browse current and past Newbery winners. 

 

Recommended Reading Websites

Book Adventure - A reading program where kids can find books, participate in contests, and win prizes for reading. 

BookHive – A guide to children’s books, with reviews, fun activities, and a chance to create your own story.

Guys Read - Books geared to boys.

Juvenile Series & Sequels - Need to know the next book in your favorite series? Check this great website.

KidsReads - Book reviews, contests, the latest new books.

Lexile - Find a good book at your reading level.

Reading Planet - RIF.org website.

Starfall – Kids will have fun learning to read, using a systematic phonics approach.

Storyline Online – Members of the Screen Actors Guild read picture books aloud.

StoryPlace - The children's digital library from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

TumbleBooks - A collection of animated picture books for younger children.