2018 Materials

The following resources are for the 2017-18 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 suitable for use 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.

Updated 2018 Activity Booklet

2018 nominee covers on printable flyer

2018 Ballots

2017-18 Annotated Picture Book List
2017-18 Annotated Junior Book List

2018 Junior Book Prezi (The Prezi is also accessible from this QR code)

Start Nominating now display sign - nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted from November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018. This sign can be used to remind kids it's time to start letting us know what their favorite books are (published 2015-present). The form to nominate books will go live on this website on November 1, 2017.

Start Voting now display sign - usually kids vote during the month of March. This sign can be used as a reminder to vote. Librarians should print off the ballots and keep track of totals for each title then submit the totals by April 16, 2018. The form to submit vote totals will go live on this website on March 1, 2018.

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.