SC Picture book award nominees

Find your school's recommended books from our alphabetized lists.

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7 Ate 9: The Untold Story

Tara Lazar

When 7 is accused of eating 9, worried 6 hires a detective to investigate.

Hardcover |

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Agiain

Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Hardcover |

All the Way to Havana

Margarita Engle

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. 

Hardcover |

Baabwaa & Wooliam

David Elliott

Baabwaa and Wooliam are friends, and together they decide to have an adventure of their own. 

Hardcover | CD Audiobook |

Be Quiet!

Ryan T. Higgins

Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic, wordless picturebook, but his animal friends cause problems by talking too much.

Hardcover | eBook (Hoopla) |

Before She Was Harriet

Lesa Cline-Ransome

A biography of Harriet Tubman origins written in a poet manner. 

Hardcover | DVD | Read Along (Hoopla) | Video (Hoopla) |

Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo

Jennifer Hamburg

A parade of characters tries to help Billy Bloo free himself from the goo, but only manages to get trapped in the goo instead.

Hardcover |

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie

David Shannon

Mizz Lizzie is the busiest bee in town, and she is determined to win the school spelling contest.

Hardcover |

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

Aaron Reynolds

Jasper Rabbit isn't afraid of anything...except maybe a creepy pair of undies.

Hardcover |

Dad and the Dinosaur

Gennifer Choldenko

A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave like his dad, but when the dinosaur goes missing, Dad knows just what to do.

Hardcover |

Happy Dreamer

Peter H. Reynolds

A "dreamer maximus" describes the many ways one can dream, and the importance of being a happy dreamer.

Hardcover |

Hattie & Hudson

Chris Van Dusen

Can a young girl and an enormous lake monster become friends? 

Hardcover |

Jabari Jumps

Gaia Cornwall

Can Jabari find a way to overcome his fear and dive into the pool?

Hardcover |

Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries

Mark Teague

Jack's magic beanstalk produces so many beans that everyone is sick of eating them, but fortunately Mrs. Giant suggests a solution to their diet problem.

Hardcover | Downloadable Audiobook (Hoopla) |

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

Drew Daywalt

You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began... 

Hardcover |

Let the Children March

Monica Clark-Robinson

After hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights.

HardcoverDownloadable Audiobook (Hoopla) | Video (Hoopla) | Read Along (Hoopla)

Poor Louie

Tony Fucile

Loving life with his human parents, Louie becomes alarmed when his mom's tummy gets bafflingly larger.

Hardcover |

Remembering Vera

Patricia Polacco

A stray dog secretly adopted by the men of a U.S. Coast Guard base in San Francisco Bay proves to be a hero.

Hardcover |

Shawn Loves Sharks

Curtis Manley

Shawn loves sharks with all his heart, so when his nemisis, Stacy, is assigned "sharks" for the big class project, Shawn is not happy.

Hardcover |

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Sandra Markle

When her herd suffers during a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant leads Little Calf and the other elephants in a search for the watering hole she remembers from her youth.

Hardcover | eBook (Hoopla) |

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