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1 SC Childrens Book Award Nominees

2 Leo and Amanda have always celebrated their birthdays together-for the past 10 years in fact. However, last year words were said that could not be taken back. This year they will have separate parties for the first time. Amanda cant wait for the day after her birthday so she can stop thinking about it. Theres just one problem…the next day is her birthday all over again! 11 Birthdays By Wendy Mass

3 Have you ever heard of Bass Reeves? He was one of the unsung heroes of the Wild West. He started out as a slave and went on to be one of the best lawmen in Indian Territory. He worked as a Deputy U.S. Marshall for 32 years and arrested more than 3000 outlaws! Bad News for Outlaws:the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, U.S. Marshall By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

4 When Newt Newmans brother is knocked into a coma during the biggest football game of the season, his friends try to get his mind off of it. They are creating the ultimate superhero Halloween costumes. Newt feels so confident in his that he decides to keep wearing it and ends up being a real hero. But can he save the one person he cares about the most? Captain Nobody By Dean Pitchford

5 Steve Brixton wants to be a detective just like the Bailey Brothers in his favorite mystery series. He is assigned a writing project about quilting of all things! When he goes to the public library to get a book about the subject, his life is turned upside down! The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity By Mac Barnett

6 Dan Gutman, author of the Weird School series and many other funny books, now writes about a teacher who is crazy about science. When a meteorite crashes into her classroom the day before Christmas break, a genie pops out. The class only gets one wish to share-what one will it be??? The Christmas Genie By Dan Gutman

7 Have you ever REALLY wanted a dog? Well, Henry does and his dad absolutely will not let him get one. Follow along with this story about the adventures of a couple of dogs and see whats really keeping Henrys dad from letting him have the pet of his dreams. Everything for a Dog By Ann M. Martin

8 Andrew Clements latest book about a 6th grader named Abby who is in danger of failing. Her teacher tells her that if she does a pen pal project over the summer, she will be able to go on to the next grade. She is given a pen pal in Afghanistan, and they learn a great deal about their different lifestyles and traditions. Along the way, their growing friendship becomes a problem. Extra Credit By Andrew Clements

9 During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common.

10 Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be. *Recommended for more mature readers

11 Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a slave? Many people were owned by others before Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. Some of the slaves tried to escape rather than be treated poorly by their masters. This is the story of a family that takes the underground railroad to get to a free state. Once they are there, life gets better, but are they really safe? Januarys Sparrow By Patricia Polacco

12 Worry, worry, worry. That seems to be all that Justin can do. Hes a worrywart and it doesnt help that the school year does not seem to be starting out well. He doesnt get the teacher he wanted, his best friend is in a different class and his little sister will be starting kindergarten at his school. Could things get any worse? Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters By Rachel Yail

13 In 2008, fourth graders from Long Island, NY wrote letters to 25-year-old First Lieutenant David Falvey, an Army officer serving in Iraq. They asked questions about hobbies, pets, sports, military duties, cultural differences, and the reason we are at war in the Middle East. Letters to a Soldier By David Falvey

14 A tragic accident has turned 11- year-old Aubreys world upside down. She has trouble talking about what happened, and writing letters seems to be the answer for her. With the help of her grandmother and some new friends, she gradually begins to come to terms with her new life. Love, Aubrey By Suzanne LaFleur

15 Homer P. Figgs beloved older brother is illegally sold into the Union Army by their ruthless guardian. Now Homer must run away and save his brother from the war before its too late. The story is full of adventure, humor and danger as well as Homers tendency to stretch the truth when necessary! The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg By Rodman Philbrick

16 Its the summer of 1969 and 10-year-old Muscle Man McGinty has bragged that he can beat the entire block in a game of kickball. Tamara Ann is excited. Shell finally get the chance to prove what a squirrelly runt and a wormy little liar he really is! Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me By Nan Marino

17 In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down.

18 Can you imagine a world of words swirling around in your head, but you cant get them out? This is the case for Melody. She has all sorts of ideas in her head, but she has never spoken a word--- and shes almost eleven years old. Out of My Mind By Sharon Draper

19 Winston and his friends enter an all-day puzzle contest to win fifty- thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text. *Recommended for more mature readers

20 Heres a new adventure from the author of the Percy Jackson series. After the death of their mother, Carter travels the globe with his father while his sister Sadie stays with their grandmother. But after a Christmas Eve trip to the British Museum they must come together to rescue their father from the gods of Ancient Egypt. The Red Pyramid By Rick Riordan

21 Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. Readers can view Sarahs videos online throughout the story. *Recommended for more mature readers

22 Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past in order to find out what happened the day his parents were killed. *Recommended for more mature readers

23 Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. Thats what Popeye thinks anyway. His whole life has been nothing but boring! All that changes when an RV containing 5 rowdy kids gets stuck near his house. He and his new friend Elvis find some handmade boats floating down the creek and the adventure begins! The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis By Barbara OConnor

24 Tango is a much-loved Yorkshire Terrier who lives in a luxurious apartment in Manhattan. His owners decide to take a trip on a yacht. While sailing, a storm comes up and the next thing Tango knows, he has been washed up on an island beach. His silver and diamond collar is missing. His goal is to find his nametag so that he can let everyone know what his true identity is. Tango: the Tale of an Island Dog By Eileen Beha

25 When some of her classmates disappear, sixth-grader Svetlana and her new friends go in search of the missing students using her newfound ability as an Olfactive, one who has heightened smell, hearing, and the ability to detect vampires.

26 Sam loves playing football for his team-the Cowboys! In a key game, he makes a major play to lead his team to victory over their arch rivals. But the celebration ends when he and his teammates make an unwelcome discovery. Will the Cowboys season be in jeopardy? Touchdown Trouble By Fred Bowen

27 What were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and his older brother Zola each wonder if, like their resistance-fighter cousin, they too can make a difference in a Nazi-occupied Greece. *Recommended for more mature readers

28 I am a gopher snake. One day as I was minding my own business, I was captured by a disgusting human named Gunnar. He imprisons me in a terrarium hoping to turn me into an adoring pet, but Ive got news for him. Im already planning my escape. We Cant All Be Rattlesnakes By Patrick Jennings

29 I watched the log get bigger. My kayak was heading straight for it. I dropped my paddle and tried to hang on to the kayak. At the last second I missed the log but suddenly I was flying through the air. The next thing I know, I smacked the water headfirst and went under. Wild River By P.J. Petersen


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