North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2017 Nominees

Picture Books Junior Books
  • I’m Trying to Love Spiders: (it isn’t easy)
    Barton, Bethany. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers,  2015
  • Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-lights 
    Beck, W.H.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • I Yam a Donkey
    Bell, Cece.  Boston: Clarion Books, 2015
  • Wolfie the Bunny
    Dyckman, Ame.  Illus. Zachariah OHora.  New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Mother Bruce
    Higgins, Ryan.  New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
    Mattick, Lindsay.  Illus. Sophie Blackall. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2015.
  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
    Miller, Pat Zietlow.  Illus. Frank Morrison.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2016.
  • A Boy and a Jaguar
    Rabinowitz, Alan.  Illus. Catia Chien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2014
  • Nerdy Birdy
    Reynolds, Aaron.  Illus. Matt Davies. New York: Roaring Press, 2015.
  • Henri’s Scissors
    Winter, Jeanette.  New York: Beach Lane Books, 2013.
 

  • Crenshaw
    Applegate, Katherine.  New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
  • The War That Saved My Life
    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.  New York: Dial Books, 2015.
  • Stella By Starlight
    Draper, Sharon.  New York: Atheneum Books, 2015.
  • Mountain Dog
    Engle, Margarita.  New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
  • Fish in a Tree
    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.  New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.
  • Roller Girl
    Jamieson, Victoria.  New York: Dial Books, 2015.
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
    Jones, Kelly.  New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace
    Marino, Nan.  New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
  • Pax
    Pennypacker, Sara.  New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016.
  • Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
    Pizzoli, Greg.  New York, NY: Viking Books for Young Readers, 2015.
  • Fuzzy Mud
    Sachar, Louis.  New York: Delacorte Press, 2015.

2016 Winners for North Carolina

  • Gaston, written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is the winner in the Picture Book Category, receiving 24,350 of the 78,307 total votes cast.
  • The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, is the winner in the Junior Book Category, receiving 2,449 of the total 8,797 votes cast.

2015 Winners for North Carolina

  • The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is the winner in the Picture Book Category, receiving 27,010 of the 81,467 total votes cast. (Glenn C. Marlow’s winning book too)
  •  Duke, by Kirby Larson, is the winner in the Junior Book Category, receiving 1303 of the total 6,570 votes cast. (Glenn C. Marlow’s 4th and 5th graders picked “Ungifted”)

2014 Winners for North Carolina

  • The Haunted Hamburger and other Ghostly Stories, written by David LaRochelle, is the winner in the Picture Book Category with 22,182 votes of the 95,982 cast, statewide.
  • Wonder, by R.J Palacio, is the winner in the Junior Book Category with 2,403 votes of the 9,462 cast, statewide.