This program is sponsered by school and public librarians in North Carolina.
Students have the opportunity to learn about various authors and illustrators, participate in read aloud stories and develop a sense of reading for enjoyment.
author Troy Cummings
the 2020 winner of the North Carolina Children's Book Award
in the picture book category for his book
Can I Be Your Dog?
All 10 books from last years nominees in this category are listed below with a link to click if you would like to enjoy these stories.
Winner for 2021 coming soon!
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Listen to Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings
The Crayon Man: the true story of the invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow (illus. Steven Salerno)
Listen to The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow
Misunderstood Shark: Starring Shark! by Ame Dyckman (illus. Scott Magoon)
Listen to Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman
Mixed: a colorful story by Arree Chung
Listen to Mixed: a colorful story by Arree Chung
Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller
Listen to Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy (illus. Eugene Yelchin)
Listen to The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy
The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
Listen to The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Listen to We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
Listen to The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds