North Carolina Children’s Book Award: Vote 2019

It’s time to gather kids’ votes and record the total votes received for each title. 

  • Students should read at least 5 picture books and/or 3 junior books on the lists to be eligible to vote.
  • Total votes may be entered until April 5.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of April.

Available titles can be requested to read prior to submitting a vote, check our catalog for the nominated titles. Ballots can be found at each BHM library, or submit their favorite book to the youth services email address linked below!

Helpful materials librarians can use to encourage kids to vote!

2019 NCCBA Vote Now display sign
(display with copies of the nominees and the book cover ballot)

2019 NCCBA book cover ballot
(kids can circle the cover of their favorite picture book and/or junior book)

Nominees for the 2018-2019 North Carolina Children's Book Awards.

Picture Books

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Santat, Dan. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2017.


A Perfect Day
Smith, Lane. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016.


The Bad Seed
John, Jory. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.


de la Peña, Matt. Illustrated by Loren Long. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018.


Malala’s Magic Pencil
Yousafzai, Malala. Illustrated by Kerascoët. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Reynolds, Aaron. Illustrated by Matt Davies. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2017.


Plants Can’t Sit Still
Hirsch, Rebecca. Illustrated by Mia Posada. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2016.


Read the Book, Lemmings!
Dyckman, Ame. Illustrated by Zachariah OHora. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


Super Manny Stands Up!
DiPucchio, Kelly. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.


Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.

Junior Books

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
Barton, Chris. Illustrated by Victo Ngai. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2017.


The First Rule of Punk
Pérez, Celia C..  New York: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.


How This Book Was Made: Based on a True Story
Barnett, Mac. Illustrated by Adam Rex. Los Angeles: Disney Hyperion, 2016.


I’m Just No Good at Rhyming, and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grownups
Harris, Chris. Illustrated by Lane Smith. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


The Parker Inheritance
Johnson, Varian. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.


Gratz, Alan. New York: Scholastic Press, 2017.


Waylon! One Awesome Thing
Pennypacker, Sara. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion, 2016.


Applegate, Katherine. New York: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017.