2023 Picture Book Nominees

We are excited to present read-alouds, book trailers, and activities for the 2023 North Carolina Children's Book Award Picture 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 5 of the 12 nominees.  

2023 Picture Book Voting (voting extended to April 21)

eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  

2023 Nominee flyer with covers

The Box Turtle Read-aloud

The Box Turtle Activities

 The Boy Who Grew a Forest Read-aloud

  The Boy Who Grew a Forest Activities

Dozens of Doughnuts Read-aloud

Dozens of Doughnuts Activities

Eat Your Rocks, Croc! Read-aloud

Eat Your Rocks, Croc! Activities

Except Antarctica! Read-aloud

Except Antarctica! Activities

How to Give Your Cat a Bath Read-aloud

How to Give Your Cat a Bath Activities

I'm Trying to Love Garbage Read-aloud

I'm Trying to Love Garbage Activities

It Fell From the Sky Read-aloud

It Fell From the Sky Activities

Mars! Earthlings Welcome Read-aloud

Mars! Earthlings Welcome Activities

Nigel and the Moon Read-aloud

Nigel and the Moon Activities

A Song of Frutas Read-aloud

A Song of Frutas Activities

Watercress Read-aloud

Watercress Activities