SC children's Book Award Nominees

4th-5th Grade

Purpose of the Book Awards

The purpose of the South Carolina Book Awards is to encourage children to read quality, contemporary literature. Twenty books are chosen each year by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). Students are encouraged to read the nominee books throughout the year. Students who read (5) or more may vote for their favorite in February. The results from Springfield Media Center are added to the state-wide results. The winning book is announced in March.

Here are the Nominees...

2014-15 SC Children's Book Nominees

Book Award Challenge

Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate in our school's SC Children's Book Award Challenge. This is a voluntary reading program that encourages kids to READ FOR THE FUN OF IT! Mrs. Insalaco will book talk the nominees at the beginning of the school year and explain the book review process.


Students participating in the challenge will select the nominee books they want to read from the current list of 20 books. After reading each one, they will complete a book review by clicking here. For every reading goal met, students will receive an invitation to a mini-celebration in the library. If they read and review (5) or more and create a project representing their favorite nominee, students will be invited to the "Wii Read" event in February.

1st Reading Goal

Friday, Oct. 10th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Read and review (1) nominee to earn an invitation to the "Fall for Books" party in the library. We will have apple cider, a Book Walk (like a Cake Walk, but for books), and prizes.

2nd Reading Goal

Friday, Dec. 5th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Read and review (2) nominees to earn an invitation to the "Reading is "Snow" Much Fun" party in the library. We will watch Frosty the Snowman and have "snow"-corn. Yum!

3rd Reading Goal

Friday, Jan. 30th 2015 at 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Read and review (2) nominees to earn an invitation to the "Warm up with a Good Book" party in the library. We will have a hot chocolate bar with lots of yummy toppings!

"Wii Read" Celebration

Wednesday, Feb. 11th 2015 at 9am

This is an online event.

Students who have read and reviewed a total of (5) or more nominees and have created a "Techie" project about their favorite nominee will be invited to the "Wii Read" Celebration where they will vote for their favorite book, receive a special certificate, and play the Wii!!

Book Trailers

Almost Home
"Buddy" by MH Herlong (trailer)
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Keeper Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger Book Trailer
Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock Book Trailer
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES by Brian Farrey
White House Kids Final

List of Nominees

Want to see the list of all the nominees? Then, click here! Happy Reading!