The North Carolina Children's Book Award program is a children's choice program sponsored by school and public librarians in North Carolina and is designed to introduce children to current children's literature and to instill a love of reading.
Be Quiet! Higgins, Ryan T.. Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2017.
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation Messner, Kate. Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2018.
The Day You Begin Woodson, Jacqueline. Illustrated by Rafael López. New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018.
The Donkey Egg Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Maillard, Kevin Noble. Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
Going Down Home with Daddy Lyons, Kelly Starling. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2019.
The Good Egg John, Jory. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
Hair Love Cherry, Matthew A.. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison. New York : Kokila, 2019.
La Princesa and the Pea Elya, Susan Middleton. Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017.
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Kensky, Jessica and Patrick Downes. Illustrated by Scott Magoon. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Aru Shah and the End of Time Chokshi, Roshani. Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
Because of the Rabbit Lord, Cynthia. New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
Cape Hannigan, Kate. New York : Alladin, 2019.
The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You Into Space and Back Again Wolf, Allan. Illustrated by Anna Raff. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
From the Desk of Zoe Washington Marks, Janae. New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2020.
Harbor Me Woodson, Jacqueline. New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018.
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Fleming, Candace. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. New York : Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2020.
Prairie Lotus Park, Linda Sue. Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
Stargazing Wang, Jenny. New York : FirstSecond, 2019.
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Conner, Leslie. New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.