2022 Junior Book Nominees

We are excited to present book trailers, book talks and activities for the 2022 North Carolina Children's Book Award Junior Book Nominees.  Children nominated their favorite titles published since 2018.  Our committee chose the top ten and now it's time for the children of North Carolina to get ready to vote for their favorite!  

Voting will begin in March 2022.  Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 3 of the 10 nominees.  

eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  


The Friendship War Book Trailer

The Friendship War Activities

Halfway to Harmony Book Talk

Halfway to Harmony Activities

Look Both Ways Book Trailer

Look Both Ways Activities

Mañanaland Author Book Talk

Mañanaland Activities

New Kid Author Book Talk

New Kid Activities

Not If I Can Help It Author Book Talk

Not If I Can Help It Activities

Swish! Read-aloud

Swish! Activities

Twenty-one Steps Book Talk

Twenty-one Steps Activities

When Stars Are Scattered Book Trailer

When Stars Are Scattered Activities

Where the Watermelons Grow Book Trailer

Where the Watermelons Grow Activities