2020 Picture Book and Junior Book Winners

It took some creative thinking and a lot of hard work from teachers and librarians across the state for the children of North Carolina to vote for their favorites this year, but it's been done!  We have winners for the 2020 North Carolina Children's Book Award.

Can I Be Your Dog?, written and illustrated by Troy Cummings, is the winner of the picture book category with 5,377 votes.


Front Desk, written by Kelly Yang, is the winner of the junior book category with 532 votes.


The North Carolina Children's Book Award committee would like to thank all of the children who voted virtually through this website or their school librarians and teachers. We appreciate you all being flexible and making the extra effort to participate this year!

To see the voting summary for this year's awards, please go to the 2020 Results and Materials page.

The nominees for the 2021 awards will be released by mid-July!