S.C. Children's Book Award Nominees Book List
by Hena Khan Year Published: 2018
Amina, a Pakistani-American Muslim girl, struggles to stay true to her family's culture while dealing with the vandalism of the local Islamic Center and mosque and her best friend Soojin's new friendship with her former nemesis.
by Sean Rubin Year Published: 2017
Living a quiet life in New York City, Bolivar, a dinosaur, finds his life is complicated when Sybil, the girl next door, tries to prove his existence.
by Cammie McGovern Year Published: 2017
Chester has always wanted to become a service dag. When he fails his certification test, it seems the dream will never come true-until a family adopts him. They want him to be a companion for their ten year old son, Gus, who has autism.
by Robin Mellom Year Published: 2017
Being the principal's kid makes fifth grade difficult for Allie West as she struggles to make new friends and stay true to her old ones in this funny and poignant novel from Robin Mellom, a former principal's kid.
by Mary Lambert Year Published: 2017
Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is filled with empty cans, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers - but when a pile of newspapers falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in. Annabelle realizes that if there is any hope for change she can not isolate herself and keep her family's problems secret.
by John Anderson Year Published: 2017
Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you are not allowed to tell anyone what you've wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it.