The North Carolina Children's Book Award is awarded every year to a picture book and a junior book that receives the most votes from North Carolina students. K-2 students here at Caleb's Creek read the picture book choices in the media center and vote for their favorite. Grade 3-6 students are invited to read at least five of the junior book nominees on their own and then they can also vote for their favorite. You can see the former winners and current nominees at this site.Here are the nominees for 2017-2018.
- Ada Twist, Scientist
Beaty, Andrea. Illustrated by David Roberts. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016.
- The Bear and the Piano
Litchfield, David. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
- Giant Squid
Fleming, Candace. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016
- Lion Lessons
Agee, Jon. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016.
- Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
Smith, Alex T.. New York: Scholastic Press, 2016.
- Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
Campoy, F. Isabel. Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
- Quit Calling Me a Monster!
John, Jory. Illustrated by Bob Shea. New York: Random House, 2016.
- Thunder Boy Jr.
Alexie, Sherman. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
- The Toad
Gravel, Elise. Toronto, Ontario: Tundra Books, 2016.
- Water is Water
Paul, Miranda. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
- Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: the First Computer Programmer
Stanley, Diane. Illustrated by Jessie Hartland. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016.
- All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Connor, Leslie. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2016.
- Garvey's Choice
Grimes, Nikki. Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Wordsong, 2016.
Reynolds, Jason. New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016
Creech, Sharon. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2016.
- A Poem for Peter: the Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.
- Save Me a Seat
Weeks, Sarah and Gita Varadarajan. New York: Scholastic Press, 2016.
- Some Writer!: the Story of E.B. White
Sweet, Melissa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
- The Terrible Two
Barnett, Mac and Jory John. New York: Amulet Books, 2015.
- Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of Inventions
Barton, Chris. Illustrated by Don Tate. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2016.
- Wild Robot
Brown, Peter. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
O'Connor, Barbara. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
- Ada Twist, Scientist