Books for Kids
South Carolina Book Awards Nominees
Each year the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) creates the book lists for the South Carolina Book Award nominees. The purposes of the South Carolina book awards are to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote.
The Book Awards page at the SCASL website has information about the selection process, book award criteria, logos, and lists of past award winners.
View the 2014/2015 South Carolina Picture Book and Children’s Book Award Nominees (PDF) or visit Study South Carolina for additional information.
2014 Award Winning Children’s Books
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse
- Author: Rebecca Janni
- Grade Level: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
- Author: Mary Downing Hahn
- Grade Level: 3rd through 6th Grade
Author: Brian Floca
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is Locomotive by Brian Floca and published by Atheneum Books.
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Author: Kate DiCamillo
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The 2014 Newbery Medal winner is Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press.
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