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South Carolina Junior Book Awards
2007 - 2008

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli The Liberation of Gabriel King by Kelly L. Going
Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Cloud Chamber by Joyce Maynard Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester The Safe Keeper's Secret by Sharon Shinn
Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury The Secret of Castle Cant by K.P. Bath
Hitch by Jeanette Ingold Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
In Darkness, Death by Dorothy Hoobler Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks & Me by Lisa Papademetriou
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
 

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Bound
In a story based on Chinese Cinderella, a fourteen-year-old stepchild, Xing-Xing, endures a life of neglect and servitude at the hands of her step-mother finding solace in the company of a lovely fish who embodies her own dead mother.
 
Chicken Boy
Since the death of his mother, Tobin’s family and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.
 
The Cloud Chamber
In 1966, when his father’s attempted suicide causes the ostracism of the family in their small Montana community, fourteen-year-old Nate copes with his sadness and anger by trying to win the school science fair.
 
Cryptid Hunters
After their parents' disappearance, twins Marty and Grace are claimed by a previously unknown uncle, join in his search for cryptids (legendary creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster), which is a dinosaur, hidden in the Congo. Things go terribly wrong, however, when an accident plunges Marty and Grace into the middle of the jungle. Soon the henchmen of the evil Noah Blackwood are pursuing the twins.
 
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
A story of the Butler family during the time of slavery, Day of Tears explores the dynamics of that period in America’s history. Emma is a slave girl who takes care of Pierce Butler’s daughters, Sarah and Frances, since their good-hearted mother left home. The family is divided over the issue of slavery—Sarah and her mother oppose its inhumanity, while Frances and her father believe in this lifestyle and treatment of blacks. In an effort to pay of his gambling debts, Butler has the biggest slave auction in American history. Throughout the auction, the skies weep nonstop…it is truly a day of tears.
 
Double Identity
Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.
 
Eyes of the Emperor
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Eddy and his friends who are of Japanese descent, are ordered to help train Army K-9 dogs to attack Asians.
 
Hitch
Because he needed to help his family during the Depression and because he didn’t want to become an alcoholic like his father, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps and becomes a leader in the new camp in Montana.
 
In Darkness,Death
In eighteenth-century Japan, young Seikei becomes involved with a ninja as he helps Judge Ooka, his foster father, investigate the murder of a Samurai. (CIP)
 
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery
After winning a writing contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.
 
The Liberation of Gabriel King
In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Bagriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears.
 
The Lightning Thief
Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.
 
Princess Academy
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
 
The Revealers
Tired of being bullied and picked on, three seventh-grade outcasts join forces and, using scientific methods and the power of the Internet, begin to create a new atmosphere at Parkland Middle School.
 
The Safe Keeper's Secret
Fiona is the Safe-keeper in the small village of Tambleham, where neighbors and strangers come one by one, in secret, to tell her things they do not dare tell anyone else.
 
The Sea of Trolls
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.
 
The Secret of Castle Cant
Through a set of hilarious, but dangerous adventures, Lucy Wickwright, maidservant to the Baron of Cant, defeats the selfishness of her mistress, the fear of the Baron, the treachery of the evil Postal Commissioner Orloff, and the obsession of the rebel Arden Gutz. Lucy does not seek to change her life even though her life is difficult, working long hours with little gratitude, and enduring the unfairness of her servant status as the companion to the baron’s daughter. This hard life does not embitter her; instead she seeks to do her best in the Herculean tasks set before her. Her intelligence, natural curiosity and plucky courage help her to protect not only herself, but her mistress too.
 
Shakespeare's Secret
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
 
Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks & Me
When Allie Kimball begins sixth grade, she looks forward to spending time with her best friend Tamara at the same school. She discovers that middle school is populated with all kinds of strange creatures like Glommers and Norks. Allie’s sense of humor and her creative new vocabulary help her deal with the change, heartbreak and adventures of middle school.
 
Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton shares the story of her lifelong love of surfing and tells how she was able to recover and return to competition with the help of her family, friends, and faith, after losing her arm in a shark attack at the age of thirteen.
 
 

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