2021 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 libraries (if they're open and participating.)  The deadline for voting is March 31.

KIDS:

If you have read or listened to at least 5 of the 10 Picture Book Nominees, then vote - HERE.
(If you still need to checkout the nominees, please go to the 2021 Picture Book Voting tab.)

If you have read or listened to at least 3 of the 10 Junior Book Nominees, then vote - HERE.
(If you still need to checkout the nominees, please go to the 2021 Junior Book Voting tab.)


LIBRARIANS:

Please start collecting votes from your students.  Printable ballots are available or you may copy the Google form we are using to collect your students' votes online.  The tally form to collect your vote totals for each title will be available March 1.  Please submit the totals for your school or library only once. The deadline for librarians to submit their vote totals is Monday, April 5.

printable ballots:  title list ballots         book cover ballots

VOTE NOW printable sign

NEXT YEAR'S AWARDS:

Please remember we are also accepting nominations for next year's awards through March 31.  Kids should use THIS FORM or go to the tab at the top of the page to submit their favorites. 

2020 Winners Accept Awards

We weren't able to give our winning authors their awards in person this year but we heard from them virtually!  Troy Cummings accepts the 2020 North Carolina Children's Picture Book Award for Can I Be Your Dog? and Kelly Yang accepts the Junior Book Award for Front Desk.

 
 

 

 

2021 Junior Book Nominees with activities

Each nominee has a book trailer, discussion questions and activities.  Students may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 3 of the 10 nominees.  Check for digital copies on your local public library's website (or NC Kids digital library). 


Aru Shah and the End of Time Book Trailer

Aru Shah and the End of Time Activities

Because of the Rabbit Book Trailer

Because of the Rabbit Activities

Cape Book Trailer

Cape Activities

Day the Universe Exploded My Head Book Trailer

Day the Universe Exploded My Head Activities

From the Desk of Zoe Washington Book Trailer

From the Desk of Zoe Washington Activities

Harbor Me Book Trailer

Harbor Me Activities

Honeybee Read-aloud

Honeybee Activities

Prairie Lotus Book Talk

Prairie Lotus Activities

Stargazing Book Trailer

Stargazing Activities

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Book Trailer

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Activities



2021 Picture Book Nominees with activities

Each nominee has a read-aloud and enrichment activities.  Students may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 5 of the 10 nominees.  Check for digital copies on your local public library's website (or NC Kids digital library). 


Be Quiet! Read-aloud

Be Quiet! Activities

The Brilliant Deep Read-aloud

The Brilliant Deep Activities

The Day You Begin Read-aloud

The Day You Begin Activities

The Donkey Egg Read-aloud

The Donkey Egg Activities

Fry Bread Read-aloud

Fry Bread Activities

Going Down Home with Daddy Read-aloud

Going Down Home with Daddy Activities

The Good Egg Read-aloud

The Good Egg Activities

Hair Love Read-aloud

Hair Love Activities

La Princesa and the Pea Read-aloud

La Princesa and the Pea Activities

Rescue & Jessica Read-aloud

Rescue & Jessica Activities

Start nominating your favorites for the 2022 NCCBA awards.

It's time to start nominating picture books and junior books for the 2021-2022 North Carolina Children's Book Awards!  Nominations are generated by the children of North Carolina.  Teachers and librarians may help children enter their nominations or do it for them, 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 then voted on by kids to get to the top two books of the year!  Click on "nominate a book" to get started. 

 NOMINATE A BOOK

Kids may nominate more than one favorite.  Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2021.