The Prairie Bud Children's Book Award, sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, is determined by kindergarten through third grade students throughout the state. Prairie Pasque/Prairie Bud committee chair Joyce Moore.
The Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award, sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association, is determined by fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students throughout the state. Students are encouraged to read and vote for their favorite book of the year from the masterlist of twenty titles. The book receiving the most votes from students wins the award. Books nominated for the award are selected by a committee of educators and librarians. Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students who read at least five books from the masterlist are eligible to vote. A student may vote only for a book that he/she has read. Voting takes place at participating schools in early March. The book award committee tallies votes from all participating school and announces the winner during National Library Week in April.
Each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals. YARP committee chair Ali Bruinsma .