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North Carolina Children's Book Award

The North Carolina Children’s Book Award program is a children’s choice program sponsored by school and public librarians in North Carolina and is designed to introduce children to current children’s literature and to instill a love of reading.

The 2014 nominated titles for the NCCBA contest will be announced in mid-May. Nominated titles will be posted on the NCSLMA site and the Bookhive site listed below, and will be highlighted at various workshops throughout our state.

2013 Winners

  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, written by Eric Litwin, and illustrated by James Dean, is the winner in the Picture Book Category with 29,598 votes of the 98,087 cast.

  • Candymakers, by Wendy Mass, is the winner in the Junior Book Category with 1,496 votes of the 9,651 cast..

Forgot to register or having trouble voting online? You may still participate in this year's voting by submitting your votes via email to Lisa Tucker at

Vote now!
Extended through April 18, 2014
(get voting instructions)

If you have been unable to enter your NCCBA votes online, please send your vote totals directly to Lisa England at, or

*Free Reader Required

2014 North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees

This is the official list of nominees released by the NCCBA Committee. Please consult this list when ordering titles for your voting program. All vendors may not include each title in their promotional materials.

Reviews for all titles coming soon!

Picture Books

Junior Books

About the NCCBA

The North Carolina Children's Book Award began in 1992. Each year since then, school and public libraries participate in the process of selecting, studying and voting for the next winner! Members of the North Carolina Library Association's children's committee select a group of picture books and junior novels from suggestions submitted by North Carolinian school children. The list of books is then given to each school and public library throughout the state. During the course of the year, classroom teachers, media specialists and public librarians in North Carolina encourage children to become familiar with the nominees and vote for their favorite title in two categories: "Picture Book" and "Junior Book". The award is therefore truly a children's book award - selected by the children of the state of North Carolina!

For information about joining the NCCBA Committee, please contact one of the co-chairs listed below.

NCCBA Contact Information

North Carolina Children's Book Award Committee Co-Chairs
Lisa Tucker England
Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Frank Morgan Elementary
3210 Village Point Drive
Clemmons, NC 27102
Jane Deacle
Public Librarian
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605

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