SDSL's Cornerstone Newsletter
South Dakota State Library's e-newsletter
May 5, 2022
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.
2021-2022 Prairie Bud Award Winners
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
2021-2022 Prairie Bloom Award Winners
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
2021-2022 Prairie Pasque Award Winners
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
2021-2022 Teen Choice 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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