2016-17 Nominees and Activity Booklet

The following resources are for the 2016-17 North Carolina Children's Book Award.  Children voting in the Picture Book category are expected to read at least 5 nominees and children voting in the Junior Book category are expected to read at least 3 of the nominees.

The Activity Booklet includes a page of activities for every nominee that can be used in the classroom or public library setting. There are also printable ballots and vote tally sheets which can be used in March to gather votes from children.

 2017 Activity Booklet 

2017 Ballots

2016-17 Annotated Picture Book List
2016-17 Annotated Junior Book List

2017 Junior Book Prezi

2016-2017 NCCBA Picture Book Bookmark
2016-2017 NCCBA Junior Book Bookmark

Picture Books

Junior Books

  • I'm Trying to Love Spiders: (it isn't easy)
    Barton, Bethany. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers,  2015

  • Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-lights 
    Beck, W.H.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2015.

  • I Yam a Donkey
    Bell, Cece.  Boston: Clarion Books, 2015

  • Wolfie the Bunny
    Dyckman, Ame.  Illus. Zachariah OHora.  New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015.

  • Mother Bruce
    Higgins, Ryan.  New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2015.

  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
    Mattick, Lindsay.  Illus. Sophie Blackall. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2015.

  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
    Miller, Pat Zietlow.  Illus. Frank Morrison.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2016.

  • A Boy and a Jaguar
    Rabinowitz, Alan.  Illus. Catia Chien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2014.

  • Nerdy Birdy
    Reynolds, Aaron.  Illus. Matt Davies. New York: Roaring Press, 2015.

  • Henri's Scissors
    Winter, Jeanette.  New York: Beach Lane Books, 2013.
  • Crenshaw
    Applegate, Katherine.  New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2015.

  • The War That Saved My Life
    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.  New York: Dial Books, 2015.

  • Stella By Starlight
    Draper, Sharon.  New York: Atheneum Books, 2015.

  • Mountain Dog
    Engle, Margarita.  New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2013.

  • Fish in a Tree
    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.  New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.

  • Roller Girl
    Jamieson, Victoria.  New York: Dial Books, 2015.

  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
    Jones, Kelly.  New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015.

  • Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace
    Marino, Nan.  New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

  • Pax
    Pennypacker, Sara.  New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016.

  • Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
    Pizzoli, Greg.  New York, NY: Viking Books for Young Readers, 2015.

  • Fuzzy Mud
    Sachar, Louis.  New York: Delacorte Press, 2015.