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South Carolina Book Award Program
This page will give you more information about the South Carolina Book Award program. There are four levels of the program: Picture Book, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Each year, a committee made up of librarians, students, parents and teachers read hundreds of books and select the top 20 titles to be on the final list. Once the top 20 titles for each level are selected, the list is promoted to SC students. They are invited to read the titles and vote on their favorite. Student votes choose the winner each year, and winning authors are recognized at an annual awards program. To find out more about the SC Book Award program, visit http://www.scasl.net/book-awards.
2016-2017 SC Book Award Nominees
2015-2016 SC Picture Book Winner
The Day the Crayons Quit by
Call Number: JUV PZ7.D3388 Day 2013
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
2015-2016 SC Children's Book Winner
A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson.
2015-2016 SC Junior Book Winner
Prisoner B-3087 by
A gripping novel based on the astonishing true story of a boy who survived ten concentration camps.
2015-2016 SC Young Adult Winner
The 5th Wave by
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them--the beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. How can Cassie rescue her little brother while struggling to stay alive herself?