2019 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 2019!

Read the Book, Lemmings!, written by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Zachariah OHora, is the winner of the picture book category with 18,797 votes.


Refugee, written by Alan Gratz, is the winner of the junior book category with 1,448 votes.


Children across North Carolina have submitted their votes in their schools and in their 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 2019 Results and Materials page.

New titles for the 2020 contest will be released mid-May!

2019 Voting still open!

We know it's a very busy time of the year so the 2019 Voting link will remain open through Wednesday, April 10. If you have problems with the Google form or have questions, please contact Lisa England (lengland@wsfcs.k12.nc.us) or Janet West (janet.west@wakegov.com).

Thanks for participating in the North Carolina Children's Book Award

2019 NCCBA Voting