2010-2011 SC Picture Book Award Nominees

Bandit

Poor Bandit! His toy basket, fuzzy mouse, blanket, and bed are gone. So is his litter box, food bowl, and tuna. Then his owner carries him to the car. What’s happening? Is he going to the vet, or on vacation, or . . . is he moving?

Bark Park

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal dogs of every shape, size, and d personality as they romp and frolic in a park

Bats at the Library

Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it's time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time.

Big Bad Bunny

At home, 
in the Mouse House,
Baby Boo-Boo gets no respect.

The Dog Who Belonged to No One

No one takes notice of a small dog with crooked ears who doesn’t have a home. He explores the narrow streets and wide boulevards every day, while across town a little girl named Lia pedals on her bicycle alone, delivering breads and cakes. Both dream of finding a friend, until fate brings them together.

Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems

Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (aka The Queen), who has her own idea of who’s in charge.

The Lion's Share

When Ant receives a special invitation to dine with Lion, she is ready to be on her best behavior. During dessert, the other guests do not mind their manners, each one taking half of the remaining cake as it is passed around. By the time it reaches Ant, barely a crumb is left for her to share with the King!

Mail Harry to the Moon

Nobody told this older brother that having a new little brother would mean big changes, and he's FED UP! It's time to mail Harry to the moon so life can go back to the way it was before Harry.

Nobunny's Perfect

Bunnies try to do the right thing, but sometimes it’s not that easy. Sometimes they need a little reminding— how to share, and how to care.

Owney, the Mail Pouch Pooch

One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the men’s wool uniforms. When no one came to claim him, they named him Owney and made him their pet.

Pout-Pout Fish

Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

Read All About It

Tyrone rules the school! He's king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. He has lots of friends and loves school. Except for one thing...Tyrone doesn't like to read.

Ron's Big Mission

Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by himself. But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron’s obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage—it is a young man’s first courageous mission.

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak? Enter Charles Howard -- automobile tycoon, risk taker, and racing aficionado -- who scooped up Seabiscuit for a bargain price.

Skunkdog

Dumpling is a dog of enormous enthusiasm, excellent obedience skills – and no sense of smell. She doesn’t care about flowers, garbage, or any of the other smelly things most dogs enjoy. As a result, Dumpling has no dog friends. Dumpling is lonely . . . until she and her people move to the country. And then the good dog has to choose between obedience and friendship – with a skunk!

Turtle's Penguin Day

Turtle is so excited by the book about penguins that his dad reads him at bedtime that he decides he wants to be a penguin. So the next morning, he creates a penguin costume, grabs his book, and heads for the schoolbus.

Two Bobbies

During Hurricane Katrina, evacuating New Orleans residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Bobbi the dog was initially chained to keep her safe, but after her owners failed to return, she had to break free. For months, Bobbi wandered the city's ravaged streets—dragging her chain behind her—followed by her feline companion, Bob Cat.

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Wangari lives near Mt. Kenya in Africa. Wangari is an excellent student and is gifted with a scholarship to study in America. Upon her return, she is devastated to see a barren land with no crops or birds. Wangari's goal is to plant seedlings row upon row in open spaces bringing back the beauty of her beloved country.

What Bluebirds Do

Stunning full-color photographs tell the inside story of one of the nation’s most beloved backyard birds.