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 2015 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.
- The Haunted Hamburger and other Ghostly Stories, written by David LaRochelle, is the winner in the Picture Book Category with 22,182 votes of the 95,982 cast.
- Wonder, by R.J Palacio, is the winner in the Junior Book Category with 2,403 votes of the 9,462 cast.
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2015 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!
- Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Brown, Peter: NY: Little, Brown, and Co. 2013
- Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
Coy, John: Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books. 2013
- The Day the Crayons Quit
Daywalt, Drew: NY: Philomel Books. 2013
- The Snatchabook
Docherty, Helen: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 2013
- What's the Time, Mr. Wolf
Gliori, Debi: NY: Walker Books. 2012
- Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty and Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries
Levinthal, David & Nickle, John: NY: Schwartz & Wade Books. 2012
- Sophie's Squash
Miller, Pat Zietlow: NY: Schwartz & Wade Books. 2013
- Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons
Muth, Jon J: NY: Scholastic. 2014
- Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
Schaefer, Lola M: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books. 2013
- The Dark
Snicket, Lemony: NY: Little, Brown, and Co. 2013
- That is Not a Good Idea
Willems, Mo: NY: Balzer + Bray. 2013
- This is the Rope: a Story of the Great Migration
Woodson, Jacqueline: NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. 2013
- Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution
Avi: NY: Beach Lane Books. 2012
- Hold Fast
Balliett, Blue: NY: Scholastic Press. 2013
- Get the Scoop on Animal Poop: From Lions to Tapeworms, 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung & More!
Cusick, Dawn: Watertown, MA: Imagine Publishing. 2012
- Flora and Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
DiCamillo, Kate: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. 2013
- A Tangle of Knots
Graff, Lisa: NY: Philomel Books. 2013
- The Hypnotists
Korman, Gordon: NY: Scholastic Press. 2013
Korman, Gordon: NY: Balzar + Bray. 2012
Larson, Kirby: NY: Scholastic Press. 2013
- Capture the Flag
Messner, Kate: NY: Scholastic Press. 2012
- The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail: A Novel
Peck, Richard: NY: Dial Books for Young Readers. 2013
Reeve, Philip: NY: Scholastic Books. 2012
- The Menagerie
Sutherland, Tui T: NY: Harper. 2013
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