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.
Due to inclement weather across our state, we have decided to extend the deadline for voting in the North Carolina Children's Book Award contest for this year. The deadline is now set for April 15th.
The deadline for nominations remains the same: March 31st. If your students have not yet nominated titles for the 2015 contest, please encourage them to do so.
We hope this change helps media specialists and public librarians complete their book presentations before voting.
Please contact one of us with further issues, or questions:
Lisa England - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Deacle - email@example.com
- 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..
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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!
- Just Ducks
Davies, Nicola: Candlewick. 2012
- Oh, No!
Fleming, Candace: Schwartz & Wade. 2012
- Goldilocks and Just One Bear
Hodgkinson: Nosy Crow. 2012
- Betty Bunny Love Chocolate Cake
Kaplan, Michael B.: Live Oak Media. 2011
- The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories
LaRochelle, David: Dutton Juvenile. 2011
- Too Tall Houses
Marino, Gianna: Viking Juvenile. 2012
McDonnell, Patrick: Little,Brown Book for Young Readers. 2011
- Creepy Carrots
Reynolds, Aaron: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers. 2012
- Bear Has a Story to Tell
Stead, Philip: Roaring Book Press. 2012
- When Blue Met Egg
Ward, Lindsay: Dial. 2012
- Baby Bear Sees Blue
Wolff, Ashley: Beach Lane Books. 2012
- Each Kindness
Woodson, Jacqueline: Nancy Paulsen Books. 2012
- Prairie Evers
Airgood, Ellen: Nancy Paulsen Books. 2012
- The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins
Berger, Lee R.: National Geographic. 2012
- Wild Life
DeFelice, Cynthia: Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 2011
- Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading
Greenwald, Tom: Roaring Book Press. 2011
Hiassen, Carl: Alfred A. Knopf. 2012
- Inside Out and Back Again
Lai, Thanhha: Harper. 2011
- The Lions of Little Rock
Levine, Kristin: Putnam’s Sons. 2012
Palacio, R.J.: Alfred A. Knopf. 2012
- Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw: Walker and Co. 2012
- The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Rusch, Elizabeth: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 2012
Ursu, Anne: Walden Pond Press. 2011
- Lulu Walks the Dogs
Viorst, Judith: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2012
- Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage: Dial Books. 2012
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
Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605