2022 Picture Book and Junior Book Winners!

 The votes have been collected and tallied!  We have our winners for the 2022 North Carolina Children's Book Awards.  For the complete results, please visit the 2022 Results and Materials page.

Bad Dog, written and illustrated by Mike Boldt, is the winner of the picture book category with 13,534 votes.


 New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft, is the winner of the junior book category with 1,097 votes.


 
We would like to thank all of the children who participated by voting in schools and local public libraries or virtually on this website.  Giving kids a voice in choosing their favorites is what this award is all about so THANK YOU for voting!

The committee will be meeting mid-May to select the nominees for the 2023 Awards.  Check back in again soon!

2022 Kid's voting is open!

 

It's time for kids to vote for their favorite books!  

Kids may vote online, through their school librarians, or at their public library.  The deadline for voting is April 22.

Kids read or listen to at least 5 of the Picture Book Nominees, then vote - HERE.
(If you still need to checkout the nominees, please go to the 2022 Picture Book Nominees tab.)

Kids read or listen to at least 3 of the Junior Book Nominees, then vote - HERE.
(If you still need to checkout the nominees, please go to the 2022 Junior Book Nominees tab.)

 

NEXT YEAR'S AWARDS:

Please remember we are also accepting nominations for next year's awards.  Kids should use THIS FORM or go to the tab at the top of the page to submit their favorites.  

 

Librarians/Teachers:  please submit the votes you collected from your students/patrons using the Librarian Vote Tally Form located on the Librarian/Teacher Resource page

Voting deadline is April 22

 Voting deadline for 2022 NCCBA is 5 p.m on Friday, April 22.

Kids will be able to vote online from March 1 - April 22, 2022.  Librarians should collect votes during the month of March and submit the total votes for all titles by April 22.

Google forms for voting will be available March 1. 

Kids please nominate your favorite books for next year's award! (Go to the Nominate 2023 tab above.)

2023 Nominations

 

It's time to start nominating books for the 2022-2023 North Carolina Children's Book Awards!  Nominations are submitted by the children of North Carolina in grades K-6th.  Teachers and librarians may help children enter their nominations, 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 voted on by kids to determine the top two books of the year!  Click on "nominate a book" to get started.

Kids may nominate more than one favorite.


Activities for the 2022 Nominees are ready!

We are excited to present read-alouds, book trailers, book talks and activities for the 2022 North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees. Voting will begin in March 2022.  

 eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  

2022 Activity Booklet for all Nominees

Picture Book Nominees

Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 5 of the 12 nominees. 


Bad Dog Read-aloud

Bad Dog Activities

 Carl and the Meaning of Life Read-aloud

  Carl and the Meaning of Life Activities

Don't Feed the Coos Read-aloud

Don't Feed the Coos Activities

Eye by Eye Book Talk

Eye by Eye Activities

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Read-aloud

Eyes That Kiss in the Corner Activities

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots Read-aloud

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots

Federico and the Wolf Read-aloud

Federico and the Wolf Activities

Just Ask! Read-aloud

Just Ask! Activities

The Little Red Fort Read-aloud

The Little Red Fort Activities

On Account of the Gum Read-aloud

On Account of the Gum Activities
 

Snail Crossing Read-aloud

Snail Crossing Activities

Swashby and the Sea Read-aloud

Swashby and the Sea Activities


Junior Book Nominees

Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 3 of the 10 nominees.  

eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  


The Friendship War Book Trailer

The Friendship War Activities

Halfway to Harmony Book Talk

Halfway to Harmony Activities

Look Both Ways Book Trailer

Look Both Ways Activities

MaƱanaland Author Book Talk

MaƱanaland Activities

New Kid Author Book Talk

New Kid Activities

Not If I Can Help It Author Book Talk

Not If I Can Help It Activities

Swish! Read-aloud

Swish! Activities

Twenty-one Steps Book Talk

Twenty-one Steps Activities

When Stars Are Scattered Book Trailer

When Stars Are Scattered Activities

Where the Watermelons Grow Book Trailer

Where the Watermelons Grow Activities