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SC Picture Book Awards
2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17

2018-2019 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominees

Be a Friend by Salina Yoon

A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story by Tricia Brown

Chicken Lily by Lori Mortensen

Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty

Follow the Moon Home: a Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau & Deborah Hopkinson

From Wolf to Woof! The Story of Dogs by Hudson Talbott

Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee

Marta! Big and Small by Jen Arena

My Dog’s a Chicken by Susan McElroy Montanari

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley & Kate Berube

Thunder Boy Jr by Sherman Alexie

Who Wants a Tortoise? by Dave Keane

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

Wolf Camp by Andrea Zuill



2017 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominees


I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell


The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box by David McPHail

Billy’s Booger: a memoir by William Joyce

First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick

Goodnight Already! by Jory John

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin

I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty

I Am Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard by Jennifer K. Mann

The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine

Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Night Animals by Gianna Marino

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia by Miranda Paul

Simon’s New Bed by Christian Trimmer

We Forgot Brock! by Carter Goodrich

When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh by Sally M. Walker



2016-17 South Carolina Picture Book Awards


Rags: Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story by Margot Theis Raven


Blizzard by John Rocco

Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm (with a Little Help from a Hen) by Judy Sierra

Flight School by Lita Judge

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds and Peter H. Reynolds

Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein

It’s an Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall

Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea

Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich

The Monkey Goes Bananas by C.P. Bloom

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown

One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl

Pardon Me by Daniel Miyares

Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham