SDSL's Cornerstone Newsletter
South Dakota State Library's e-newsletter
May 4, 2023
South Dakota Book Award Winners
The votes for the SD Book Awards have been tallied and the winners have been announced! Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite children and teen books. The South Dakota Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association.
Prairie Bud winners are determined by South Dakota PreK, kindergarten, and first grade students. Prairie Bloom winners are determined by South Dakota second and third grade students. Prairie Pasque winners are determined by South Dakota fourth and fifth grade students. The Teen Choice Book Awards are determined by South Dakota middle school and high school students.
Students are encouraged to read and give a star rating for any book they read from the master lists of titles. The books receiving the highest number of stars win the awards. A committee of educators and librarians select the books nominated for the awards.
2022-2023 Prairie Bud Award Winners
1st Place: What about Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins
2nd Place: Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield, illustrated by Mike Oradán
3rd Place: Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
2022-2023 Prairie Bloom Award Winners
1st Place: Pea, Bee, & Jay: Stuck Together by Brian “Smitty” Smith
2nd Place: Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo
3rd Place: Yorick & Bones by Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard
2022-2023 Prairie Pasque Award Winners
1st Place: Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander
2nd Place: The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein
3rd Place: The Radium Girls: Young Reader’s Edition by Kate Moore
2022-2023 Teen Choice Award Winners
Middle School Winner: Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Middle School Honor Book: Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
High School Winner: Spy X Family by Tatsuya Endo
High School Honor Book: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
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