Have you read the newest award winning books for children? 2007-08 SC Picture Book Award: Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini 2007-08 SC Children’s Book Award: The Old Willis Place: a Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn 2006-07 SC Picutre Book Award: Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum-written by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith 2006-07 SC Children’s Book Award: Up the Learning Tree-written by Marcia Vaughn and illustrated by Derek Blanks 2005-06 SC Picture Book Award: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - written and illustrated by Mo Willems 2005-06 SC Children's Book Award: Diary of a Worm - written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss 2008 Caldecott Medal: The Invention of Hugo Cabret - written by Brian Selznick 2008 Caldecott Honor Books: Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger The Wall by Peter Sis Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems 2008 Newbery Medal: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy 2008 Newbery Honor Books: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic) The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion) Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam) South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees for 2008-2009 3 – 6 Grade 1. Archer’s Quest by Park, Linda Sue 2. Big One-oh by Pitchford, Dean 3. Bringing Ezra Back by DeFelice, Cynthia 4. Clementine by Pennypacker, Sara 5. Melvin Beederman Superhero: Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Trine, Greg 6. Dexter, the Tough by Haddix, Margaret Peterson 7. Drita, My Homegirl by Lombard, Jenny 8. Earth Dragon Awakes, The San Franciso Earthquake of 1906 by Yep, Laurence 9. Feathers by Woodson, Jacqueline 10. Free Baseball by Corbett, Sue 11. Gossamer by Lowry, Lois 12. Homework Machine by Gutman, Dan 13. How to Save Your Tail* If You Are a Rat Nabbed by Cats Who Really Like Stories About Magic Spoons, Wolves with Snout Warts, Big Hairy Chimney Trolls… and Cookies, Too by Hanson, Mary Elizabeth 14. How to Steal a Dog by O’Connor, Barbara 15. Jack Plank Tells Tales by Babbitt, Natalie 16. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by DiCamillo, Kate 17. Pompeii: Lost and Found by Osborne, Mary Pope 18. Room One: a Mystery or Two by Clements, Andrew 19. Roxie and the Hooligans by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds 20. Winners Walk by Patterson, Nancy Ruth 1. Abby Takes a Stand by Pat McKissack 2. Ballpark: The Story of America’s Baseball Fields by Lynn Curlee 3. Brothers In Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams 4. Defiance by Valerie Hobbs 5. Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles 6. Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy by Andrea Warren 7. Escape to West Berlin by Maurine F. Dahlberg 8. The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise Borden 9. Hidden Child by Isaac Millman 10. A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff 11. Lowji Discovers America by Candace Fleming 12. The Missing Manatee by Cynthia C. DeFelice 13. The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn 14. Only Emma by Sally Warner 15. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall 16. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni 17. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson 18. Stumptown Kid by Carol Gorman rd th 19. Tackling Dad by Elizabeth Levy 20. When Ratboy Lived Next Door by Chris Woodworth South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees for 2006-2007 American Moments: Scenes from American History by Robert Burleigh Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan Buttermilk Hill by Ruth White CircleUnbroken: the Story of a Basket and its People by Margot Theis Raven Ghost of Cutler Creek by Cynthia C. DeFelice The Great Sockathon by M. C. Delanye Heartbeat by Sharon Creech Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng Ida B.:…and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, & (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan Knockin' on Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates by Lynn Barasch Mighty Jackie: the Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss Niagra Falls, or does it? by Henry Winkler Operation Clean Sweep by Darleen Bailey Beard Promise to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry by Brian P. Cleary The Report Card by Andrew Clements Seaward Born by Lea Wait Up the Learning Tree by Marcia K. Vaughan The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney The Young Man and the Sea by W. R. Philbrick South Carolina Children's Book Award Program About the program ... The purpose of the South Carolina Children's Book Award program is to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. Participation in the Children's Book Award is open to students who are attending public or private schools in grades 3 through 6. Students are eligible to vote if they have read or heard read three of the books on the nominee list. Voting takes place each February and the winning book is announced at the annual South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference. And the winner is... The 2006-2007 South Carolina Children's Book Award winner is Up the Learning Tree by Marcia K. Vaughn. Read Vaughn’s powerful book to appreciate the value of education for one little slave boy! Take the challenge ... and earn the S.C. Children's Book Award Achievement plaque. Any Windsor students in grades 3-5 are challenged to join the Wildcat Book Challengers Club. Each member will need to read at least fifteen of the S.C. Children's Book Award nominees. Then they will be quizzed on 5 questions for 5 books. The knowledge will be used in a interschool and district level competition.