2018 NCCBA voting extended

Voting deadline extended!
Due to inclement weather across our state and spring breaks for many districts that fall at the end of March and into April, the NCCBA voting deadline will be extended to Monday, April 16th. Remember there is no longer a requirement for schools or libraries to register to participate. Once you have gathered votes for all titles, the totals may be entered easily here on our website starting March 1 and closing at the end of the day on April 16. 

Nominations for 2019 awards still accepted!
We are still accepting kid's nominations for their favorite picture and junior books published from 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018.  Librarians and teachers are welcome to help their kids submit nominations through March 31.  Just a reminder that all titles should be suggestions from kids!

Thanks for participating!

Start nominating books for the 2018-2019 awards!

It's time to start nominating your favorite picture books and junior books for the 2017-2018 North Carolina Children's Book Awards.  Nominations are generated by the children of North Carolina.  Teachers and librarians may help children enter their nominations or do it for them, but no teacher or librarian should enter their own favorites.  That's what makes this award so special - the books are nominated by kids and then voted on by kids to get to the two top books of the year!  Click on the following link or go to the "Nominate" page on the bar above or in the panel to the left.

Cece Bell and Victoria Jamieson accept 2017 awards

Congratulations to our two award-winning authors! Cece Bell and Victoria Jamieson collect the 2017 NCCBA picture book and junior book awards, respectively, at the North Carolina School Library Media Association's annual conference this past week.
Cece Bell accepts 2017 picture book award for I Yam a Donkey.

Victoria Jamieson accepts 2017 junior book award for Roller Girl.

Cece, Vicki, Lisa, Wendy, Lisa and Victoria enjoy the moment at the NCSLMA conference.

2018 Activity Booklet and gold seals

The 2018 NCCBA Activity Booklet is ready!  It contains all of the information you need to participate in the North Carolina Children's Book Award as well as activities to help you share all of the books with your students or patrons.

2018 Activity Booklet

Seals to place on the front of winning books are available from NCCBA co-chair, Lisa England at a cost of $0.25 each.  Please make checks payable to NCSLMA and mail to Lisa England, Frank Morgan Elementary School, 3210 Village Point Drive, Clemmons, NC 27102.  Purchase orders or email requests are also accepted.

We have something new this year to access the Prezi for our Junior Book Nominees.  Scan this QR Code and you will go directly to the Prezi.  The Prezi has book trailers for all of the Junior Book Nominees in one handy place!








Thank you for supporting the North Carolina Children's Book Award!

2017-18 Picture Book and Junior Book Nominees

We are very pleased to announce the nominees for the 2017-2018 North Carolina Children's Book Awards. 

Picture Books

Junior Books

  • Ada Twist, Scientist
    Beaty, Andrea. Illustrated by David Roberts. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers,  2016.


  • The Bear and the Piano
    Litchfield, David. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


  • Giant Squid
    Fleming, Candace. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016


  • Lion Lessons
    Agee, Jon. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016.


  • Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
    Smith, Alex T.. New York: Scholastic Press, 2016.


  • Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
    Campoy, F. Isabel. Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


  • Quit Calling Me a Monster!
    John, Jory. Illustrated by Bob Shea. New York: Random House, 2016.


  • Thunder Boy Jr.
    Alexie, Sherman. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


  • The Toad
    Gravel, Elise. Toronto, Ontario: Tundra Books, 2016.


  • Water is Water
    Paul, Miranda. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: the First Computer Programmer
    Stanley, Diane. Illustrated by Jessie Hartland. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016.


  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
    Connor, Leslie. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2016.


  • Garvey's Choice
    Grimes, Nikki. Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Wordsong, 2016.


  • Ghost
    Reynolds, Jason. New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016


  • Moo
    Creech, Sharon. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2016.


  • A Poem for Peter: the Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
    Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.


  • Save Me a Seat
    Weeks, Sarah and Gita Varadarajan. New York: Scholastic Press, 2016.


  • Some Writer!: the Story of E.B. White
    Sweet, Melissa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


  • The Terrible Two
    Barnett, Mac and Jory John. New York: Amulet Books, 2015.


  • Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of Inventions
    Barton, Chris. Illustrated by Don Tate. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2016.


  • Wild Robot
    Brown, Peter. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


  • Wish
    O'Connor, Barbara. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.