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SC Children's Book Award


2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17

2018-19 South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominees

Allie, First at Last by Angela Cervantes

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell

The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson

Isabel Feeney Star Reporter by Beth Fantaskey

Like Magic by Elaine Vickers

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

The Lost Cipher by Michael Oechsle

Moo by Sharon Creech

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Slacker by Gordon Korman

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban

Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein



2017-18 South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominees


The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier


All the Answers by Kate Messner

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Circus Mirandus by Cassine Beasley

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The Enchanted Files: Cursed (originally published as Diary of a Mad Brownie) by Bruce Coville

Escape from Baxter’s Barn by Rebecca Bond

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

I Fly: The Buzz about Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Safest Lie by Angela Cerrito

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco



2016-17 South Carolina Children’s Book Award


El Deafo by Cece Bell


A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi Winget

Always, Abigail by Nancy Cavanaugh

Anybody Shining by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim

Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai

Ship of Dolls by Shirley Parenteau

Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper