The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

April 19, 2022

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Your 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.

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2021-2022 Prairie Award Winners

PRAIRIE BUD

1st Place: I am a Tiger by Karl Newsom and Ross Collins

2nd Place: Please Don’t Eat Me by Liz Climo

3rd Place: There are No Bears in this Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach


PRAIRIE BLOOM

1st Place: Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gray Gubler

2nd Place: Why? by Adam Rex and Claire Keane

3rd Place: Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison


PRAIRIE PASQUE

1st Place: A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

2nd Place: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Tie for 3rd Place: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles and The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow

Find winner graphics (and more!) HERE.

See a sneak peek of the 2022-23 Nominee List HERE.

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2021-2022 Teen Choice Book Award Winners

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BOOK

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson


HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson


HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BOOK

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING!

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Deadlines are Approaching!

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ExCITE! 2022

This summer's ExCITE! course is currently at full capacity; however,

you can still be put on the waitlist in case availability changes.

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..from SDSL School Library Services

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