Children’s Books about South Carolina


Being from South Carolina means I have a love for the coast as well as good pimento cheese.  South Carolina boasts wonderful fiction writers, like Pat Conroy, but I’ve been interested in what children’s books about South Carolina, and I found a few familiar illustrations as well as more current ones!

Check out theses beautiful books about South Carolina:

Net Numbers: A South Carolina Number Book (Count Your Way Across the USA) (America by the Numbers)

This cover is beautiful, and I love the idea of learning to count by our state (Crane has several more states, so check her out for your state!).

Little South Carolina (Little State)

This board book is darling in how it combines rhymes with bright illustrations of South Carolina’s best; I love that it’s a board book for younger children.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (The Twelve Days of Christmas in America)

This delightful book is definitely in our virtual shopping cart for the holidays – it would be fun to read a local version of the 12 Days to make Christmas “closer to home.”

P Is For Palmetto: A South Carolina Alphabet (Discover America State By State Alphabet Series)

Isn’t this cover illustration gorgeous? These type of illustrations are beautiful pieces of artwork, in my opinion.  Crane does an excellent job of combining art and localized learning in this South Carolina Alphabet. This would be wonderful for baby showers and gifts!

The Pink House

Kate Salley Palmer’s books are very popular (not to mention her husband was one of Clemson University’s favorite English professors), and this one is my absolute favorites.  This pink house illustration captures the Lowcountry coast in all of the details.  This book would also be great for anyone especially for those reading at the beach!

Palmetto – Symbol of Courage

Palmer has several children’s books, but the Palmetto book is a wonderful ode to the history of South Carolina  as well as the courage and beauty of nature in our state.  Another Carolina class for the bookshelf!

I’d love to hear if you have any recommendations on South Carolina children’s books: Do you have any local/regional choices?


  1. This is a wonderful list! I like that there is a variety of theme and still works with the South Carolina region. Thanks for sharing this on Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  2. Oh yes, P is for Palmetto looks beautiful! I love the idea of looking for books about your state. I know my mom does something similar with her fourth grade class, but I wonder about picture books! Sad to say, I fear most of the books about Indiana would have to do with corn. Hey, maybe there’d be just as many about Hoosier basketball and the Indy 500! Thanks for linking in to the KLBH, and for the new project!

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