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North Carolina Children's Book Award (NCCBA)

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The 2016-2017 Book Award winners have been announced! Both authors will be attending our fall NCSLMA conference to accept their awards!

Picture Book Winner: I Yam a Donkey, by Cece Bell

Junior Book Winner: Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson


 Please visit the NCCBA blogspot for all up to date information including the 2017-2018 Nominees! NCCBA.blogspot.com

All voting totals, past winners, activity books and prezis can also be found at NCCBA.blogspot.com

This program is sponsored by NCSLMA and the Children’s Services and School Librarian sections of the North Carolina Library Association. Voting directions are posted each fall.

The picture book category honors a picture book, suitable for lower elementary aged students (K-3). This award is intended to broaden students' awareness of current literature for youth, to promote reading aloud with students in the early grades as a means of introducing reading as a pleasure, and to recognize and honor children's favorite books and authors.

The purpose of the junior book category is to encourage students in the upper elementary grades (4-6) to become better acquainted with noteworthy writers of contemporary books, to broaden their awareness of literature as a means of personal satisfaction and as a lifelong pursuit, and to give recognition and honor to their favorite books and authors.

A committee of public librarians and school librarians work together gathering nominations, promoting the program, reading the books to children, sharing related activities with children, selecting titles, and sponsoring the voting for the North Carolina Children’s Book Award program each year.  Children throughout the state vote during the month of March for their favorite book from the nominated lists. Winners from previous school years are listed at nccba.blogspot.com. These awards are presented annually during the fall NCSLMA conference in Winston-Salem.

NCCBA Special Committee Chair: Lisa England

Click here for a list of the current Committee Members.

***Just a reminder that the Bookhive site is no longer available. Please visit our new site. (http://nccba.blogspot.com/) You will find everything you need for participating in this wonderful program. We have included past winning titles, our current nomination list, the Activity Booklet, which contains great ideas for you and your teachers to promote the titles, a Prezi to help you introduce the Junior Book titles to your students, nomination information, voting information, and much more. We have also archived final lists and materials from previous years. Please email Lisa England if you have any questions.