How to get involved in the North Carolina Children's Book Awards?

What is the timeline to participate in NCCBA?

November 1 - March 31:  Kids nominate their favorite books.
Kids (librarians my help) nominate their favorite picture books and junior books by visiting the NCCBA website (you're on it - nccba.blogspot.com)
  • Nominated books have a copyright within 4 years of award year. 
  • The acceptable publication dates for the 2023 award for which we will start accepting nominations in November 2021 are 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.
February 1 - March 31:  Kids vote through their schools, public libraries and/or online here.
Kids vote for their favorite books from the list of picture book and junior book nominees.
  • Kids must read or listen to at least 5 picture books to vote.
  • Kids must read or listen to at least 3 junior books to vote.
Kids may vote through their school and participating public libraries.

How can I get seals to place on the winning titles?

Seals to place on the front of winning books are available from NCCBA co-chair, Lisa Denning at a cost of $0.25 each.  Please make checks payable to NCSLMA and mail to Lisa Denning, North Harnett Primary, 28 North Harnett School Road, Angier, NC 27501.  Purchase orders or email requests are also accepted.