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NC Book Competitions/Awards

NC Children's Book Award

This program is sponsored by NCSLMA and the Children’s Services and School Librarian sections of the North Carolina Library Association. To register for the NCCBA program and to access the Activity Booklet, please go to http://www.ncslma.org/nccba

The PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY honors a picture book, suitable for grades 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 grades 4 through 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.

North Carolina Young Adult Book Award

The North Carolina Young Adult Book Award was started in 2008 to encourage reading at the middle and high school levels by involving students in the process of selecting and voting on the best books for their age group. Studies consistently show that reading for pleasure begins to wane as children reach middle school age and the goal of this award is to get these kids interested in reading good, current books that appeal to their age level. Each year, the committee selects ten books for middle school readers and ten books for high school readers to make up their two NC YA Book Award lists. Every book on the list is current fiction or nonfiction having been published within three years of award year. The titles are chosen from nominations submitted by students and media coordinators across the state. Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to read from the lists and think critically about what they read. Then, in March, they vote for their favorite book. After tallying the student votes a winner is announced in April and the new book lists are published.

 

 

Battle of the Books- Middle School

This program is for middle school students, grades 6-8. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

Battle of the Books- Elementary

This program is for elementary school students, grades 4-5. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Elementary Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

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