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2011 North Carolina Children's Book Award Winners

The North Carolina Childrenís Book Award Program is a childrenís choice program sponsored by school and public libraries in North Carolina and is designed to introduce children to current childrenís literature and to instill a love of reading.


  • Rhyming Dust Bunnies, written by Jan Thomas, is the winner in the Picture Book category with 20,501 of the 96,916 votes cast.

  • The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies, is the winner in the Junior Book category with 2,134 votes of the 12,604 votes cast.

Voting Summary

PICTURE BOOKS: 96,916 total votes cast
Rhyming Dust Bunnies 20501 WINNER
I Got Two Dogs 15759
Letís Do Nothing! 13569
Tsunami! 10272
The Circus Ship 7639
The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog 7146
How Do you Wokka-Wokka? 6065
The Delicious Bug 5559
The Curious Garden 4118
Not Last Night But the Night Before 2551
Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas 1983
The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz 1754

JUNIOR BOOKS: 12,604 total votes cast
The Lemonade War 2134 WINNER
11 Birthdays 1942
Scat 1259
Persephone 1179
The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow 1040
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! 868
Wild Things 776
A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home 710
14 Cows for America 678
Kenny and the Dragon 542
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg 524
Peace, Locomotion 498
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 454

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