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.