Important Dates

November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
  • Children may nominate their favorite picture and junior books published in the years 2015-present.  
  • A link to the nomination form will be available on starting November 1.
  • Teachers and librarians may also submit their students' nominations via an email to co-chair, Janet West ( 

March 1 - April 16, 2018
  •  Children vote for their favorite picture book and/or junior book at their school and/or public library.

March 31, 2018
  • Deadline for nominations for the 2018-2019 consideration list.
April 16, 2018 - extended from March 31 on 1/29/2018
  • Deadline for librarians to submit votes for EACH title. A link to the voting totals form will be available throughout the month of March on
  • Totals may also be sent to co-chair, Lisa England (

For the complete guidelines, go to the "About the NCCBA" page and open the NCCBA Guidelines document.