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Prairie Bloom Nominees & Previous Winners
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Prairie Bloom (Grades 2nd-3rd)

The Prairie Bloom Children's Book Award, sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, is chosen by grades 2 to 3 throughout South Dakota. Children can vote after each book read. For the Prairie Bud,  students vote yes or no on whether or not they think  the book should win the award. Prairie Bloom is the most recent children's book award, begun in the 2016-17 school year.

2018-2019 Prairie Bloom Nominees


      • Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
      • A Hungry Lion; or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
      • The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey
      • My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class by Jeanne Birdsall
      • Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson
      • Penguin Problems by Jory John
      • The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson -- Runner Up, 1712 votes
      • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy
      • Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis -- WINNER, 1787 votes
      • Claude in the Country by Alex T. Smith


Previous Prairie Bloom Winners

2018-2019 Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis

2017-2018 The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson

2016-2017 (first year of award) Dog v. Cat by Chris Gall

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