South Carolina Book Awards
2014 South Carolina Book Award Winners
2013 South Carolina Book Award Winners
Book Award Levels:
Purpose of Awards
The purposes of the South Carolina book awards are to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. The book award medals will be awarded to the winning authors the following year at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians annual conference.
Book Award Banners and *New* Book Trailers
Book Award Banner, Book Trailer and Voting Dates
Voting Deadline Extended– March 4, 2015
Banners Deadline- March 2, 2015
Book Trailer Deadline - March 2, 2015
2015-2016 Book Award Nominees
*The corrected 2015-2016 Book Award Nominees PDF is available in the Book Award Forum. The title Journey by Aaron Becker has replaced Pug and Doug by Steve Breen. Pug and Doug is out of print.*
South Carolina Book Awards History
The South Carolina book award program began in 1976 with the participation of sixteen schools. At the present time, there are approximately three hundred schools and more than 30,000 students participating in this program.
The original book award program was a children’s division for students in grades 3-6. Additional levels were gradually added, and with the inclusion of the Picture Book category in 2003, all students in grades k-12 can now participate.
Since the inception of the South Carolina Book Award program, SCASL members have provided leadership and volunteered many hours of service to make the program a success. Some highlights of the Book Award program are:
1976 – Children’s division begun – Edna Bedenbaugh, Chair
Book Award Logos:
The Book Award Committee is making the book award logos available to all members of SCASL. South Carolina school libraries can use SCASL logos without permission.
2014-2015 SCASL Book Award Board Member/Chair – Pat Wilcox
Updated: 12 October 2014
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