AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Booklist, Top Ten Religion Books for Youth (2009)Children's Crown Award Reading Programs, Children's Crown Award, NomineeKentucky Reading Association, Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master ListLamplighter
"The novel is heartwarming and funny, but has a serious side about phobias, love, friendship and family. I found this book to be perfect for any age. . . I enjoyed C.C. Payne's first novel and will be glad to put it on our shelf, and anxiously await her next book. Something to Sing About is just that, something to sing about."
School Library Journal "Payne gives the story enough realistic family and friend imperfections to keep readers interested and the plot from taking on a syrupy-sweet edge. . . This uplifting story contains much to appeal to a broad audience."
Booklist, Starred Review "Payne, a first-time novelist, offers a book that, like The Penderwicks (2006), harkens back to such perennial favorites as the Moffats series and the works of Elizabeth Enright. . . And unlike many books for middle-graders, the adults here are fully fleshed-out characters, whose foibles are seen clearly through a child's eyes. The word wholesome sometimes gets a bad rap, but here it's leavened by gentle humor and considerable insight, and it fits this book just fine."