Award Winners 1992 - Present

North Carolina Children's Book Award Winners

Year Picture Books Junior Books
2024 Negative Cat
by Sophie Blackall
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez/Gabriela Epstein
2023 The Box Turtle
by Vanessa Roeder
by Gordon Korman
2022 Bad Dog
by Mike Boldt
New Kid
by Jerry Craft
2021 Be Quiet!
by Ryan T. Higgins
by Jen Wang
2020 Can I Be Your Dog?
by Troy Cummings
Front Desk
by Kelly Yang
2019 Read the Book, Lemmings!
by Ame Dyckman/Zachariah OHora
by Alan Gratz
2018 Quit Calling Me a Monster
by Jory John/Bob Shea
by Barbara O'Connor
2017 I Yam a Donkey
by Cece Bell
Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
2016 Gaston
by Kelly DiPucchio
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
2015 The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
by Kirby Larson
2014 The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories
by David LaRochelle
by R. J. Palacio
2013 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin/James Dean
The Candymakers
by Wendy Mass
2012 The Book that Eats People
by John Perry / Mark Fearing
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
by Tom Angleberger
2011 Rhyming Dust Bunnies
by Jan Thomas
The Lemonade War
by Jacqueline Davies
2010 Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival
by Kirby Larson
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
by Cynthia Kadahota
2009 Who is Melvin Bubble?
by Nick Bruel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
2008 Scaredy Squirrel
by Melanie Watt
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
by Adam Rex
2007 Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude
by Kevin O'Malley.
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray
by Ann M. Martin
2006 My Lucky Day
by Keiko Kasza
by Robert J. Blake
2005 Bad Boys
by Margie Palatini
Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups, The Second File
by David Wisniewski
2004 Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs
by Alan Katz
The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class
by Laurie Miller Hornick
2003 More Parts
by Tedd Arnold
Fearless Jack
by Paul Brett Johnson
2002 A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
by Deloris Jordan
2001 Hooway for Wodney Wat
by Helen Lester
by Betsy Byars
2000 The Ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam
by Angela Shelf Medearis
by Jerry Spinelli
1999 Verdi
by Janell Cannon
by Andrew Clements
1998 Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
by Diane DeGroat
Shiloh Season
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1997 Officer Buckle and Gloria
by Peggy Rathman
Wicked Jack
by Connie Wooldridge
1996 The Man Who Tricked a Ghost
by Laurence Yep
My Teacher Fried My Brains
by Bruce Coville
*1995 The Rainbow Fish
by Marcus Pfister
The Boys Start the War
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1994 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka
1993 The Seven Chinese Brothers
by Margaret Mahy
**1992 In the Dark, Dark Room, and other Scary Stories
by Alvin Schwartz

**1992 - First North Carolina Children's Book Award
*1995 - First year Junior Book category was awarded