2023 Junior Book Nominees

We are excited to present book trailers, book talks and activities for the 2023 North Carolina Children's Book Award Junior Book Nominees.  Children nominated their favorite titles published since 2019.  Our committee chose the top twelve and now it's time for the children of North Carolina to get ready to vote for their favorite!  

Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 3 of the 12 nominees.  

2023 Junior Book Voting (voting extended to April 21)

eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  

2023 Nominee flyer with covers

Amari and the Night Brothers Book Trailer

Amari and the Night Brothers Activities
Clean Getaway Book Trailer

Clean Getaway Activities
Flower Talk Book Trailer

Flower Talk Activities
How to Build an Insect Read-aloud

How to Build an Insect Activities
Katie the Catsitter Book Trailer

Katie the Catsitter Activities
A Place at the Table Book Trailer

A Place at the Table Activities
Rez Dogs Book Talk

Rez Dogs Activities
Skunk and Badger Book Trailer

Skunk and Badger Activities
Unplugged Book Trailer

Unplugged Activities
Willodeen Book Talk

Willodeen Activities
A Wolf Called Wander Book Trailer

A Wolf Called Wander Activities
The World Ends in April Book Trailer

The World Ends in April Activities