2024 Picture Book Nominees

Kids read or listen to at least 5 of the Picture Book Nominees on this page, then VOTE HERE.

We are excited to present read-alouds, book trailers, and activities for the 2024 North Carolina Children's Book Award Picture Book Nominees.  Children nominated their favorite titles published since 2020.  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!  

Picture Book Nominees


flyer with covers (can be used as a ballot)

Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 5 of the 12 nominees. 

eBooks and eAudiobooks available through NC Kids digital library.  

The Blue House Read-aloud

The Blue House Activities

 Chester Van Chime Read-aloud

  Chester Van Chime Activities

Clovis Keeps His Cool Read-aloud

Clovis Keeps His Cool Activities

Dandelion Magic Read-aloud

Dandelion Magic Activities

How to Solve a Problem Read-aloud

How to Solve a Problem Activities

I Am Every Good Thing Read-aloud

I Am Every Good Thing Activities

Jabari Tries Read-aloud

Jabari Tries Activities

Memory Jars Read-aloud

Memory Jars Activities

Negative Cat Read-aloud

Negative Cat Activities

Paletero Man Read-aloud

Paletero Man Activities

Sheepish Read-aloud

Sheepish Activities

What Can You Do with a Rock? Read-aloud

What Can You Do with a Rock? Activities