2018-19 Picture Book and Junior Book Nominees

We are very pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018-2019 North Carolina Children's Book Awards. 

Picture Books

Junior Books

  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
    Santat, Dan. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

  • A Perfect Day
    Smith, Lane. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016.

  • The Bad Seed
    John, Jory. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

  • Love
    de la Peña, Matt. Illustrated by Loren Long. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018.

  • Malala's Magic Pencil
    Yousafzai, Malala. Illustrated by Kerascoët. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

  • Nerdy Birdy Tweets
    Reynolds, Aaron. Illustrated by Matt Davies. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

  • Plants Can't Sit Still
    Hirsch, Rebecca. Illustrated by Mia Posada. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2016.

  • Read the Book, Lemmings!
    Dyckman, Ame. Illustrated by Zachariah OHora. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

  • Super Manny Stands Up!
    DiPucchio, Kelly. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.

  • Trombone Shorty
    Andrews, Troy. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
    Barton, Chris. Illustrated by Victo Ngai. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2017.

  • The First Rule of Punk
    Pérez, Celia C..  New York: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

  • How This Book Was Made: Based on a True Story
    Barnett, Mac. Illustrated by Adam Rex. Los Angeles: Disney Hyperion, 2016.

  • I'm Just No Good at Rhyming, and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grownups
    Harris, Chris. Illustrated by Lane Smith. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

  • The Parker Inheritance
    Johnson, Varian. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.

  • Refugee
    Gratz, Alan. New York: Scholastic Press, 2017.

  • Waylon! One Awesome Thing
    Pennypacker, Sara. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion, 2016.

  • Wishtree
    Applegate, Katherine. New York: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017.