2018 Picture Book and Junior Book Winners

The children of North Carolina have spoken! The North Carolina Children's Book Award Committee is proud to announce the winning titles for 2018!

Quit Calling Me a Monster!, written by Jory John and illustrated by Bob Shea, is the winner of the picture book category with 13,905 votes.

Wish, written by Barbara O'Connor, is the winner of the junior book category with 2,051 votes.

Children across North Carolina have been voting since March 1st in their schools and in the public libraries. Thank you to everyone who participated this year! If you have not been involved in this wonderful program that gives children a voice, we would love to have you join us next year.  To see the voting summary for this year's awards, please go to the 2018 Results and Materials page.

New titles for the 2019 contest will be released mid-May!