This award is truly a children’s book award – selected by the children of the state of North Carolina!
The North Carolina Children’s Book Award (NCCBA) is sponsored by the Youth Services Section of the North Carolina Library Association. Since 1992, North Carolina’s school children have nominated their favorite books published within the past three years. Members of the NCCBA committee select 10-12 titles from the nominated books in two categories: picture books and junior books.
During the month of March, kids can vote for their favorite books from the list of picture book and junior book nominees.
- Read or listen to at least five of the 2023 Picture Book nominees to vote.
- Read or listen to at least three of the 2023 Junior Book nominees to vote.
Look for the nominees at your Dare County Library, find eBooks and eAudiobooks available through the NC Kids Digital Library, or print the list here.
Voting starts March 1, 2023. Kids, cast your vote online or stop by the Kill Devil Hills Library to vote with a paper ballot by March 31, 2023.
Through March 31, school-age children can also nominate a title for the 2024 award online.