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Northborough Children's Book Award

What is the Northborough Children's Book Award (NCBA)? 

NCBA is Northborough's very own kids' choice award program! Thanks to funding from the Northborough Education Foundation, the librarians from all four elementary schools and the public library get together to choose up to 10 recently published, diverse titles. Kids in grades 3 through 5 read at least 3 from the list of chosen titles, and then vote for their favorite! 

Participation in NCBA does a lot of great things for kids:

  • Exposes kids to literature they might not have read themselves.
  • Creates community and excitement around reading with their friends, classmates and families.
  • Give kids agency, which helps to build confidence.
  • It's just plain fun! 

2022 NCBA Titles

Here are the list of contenders for this year, and how you can get copies! 

 

Image of blended by sharon draper

Blended by Sharon Draper

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

image of donut the destroyer by sarah graleyDonut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

image of history smashers: titanic by Kate MessnerHistory Smashers: The Titanic by Kate Messner

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

image of how I became a spy by Deborah HopkinsonHow I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

Audiobook available in HOOPLA.

 

 

image of jinxed by amy mcculloughJinxed by Amy McCullough

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

This book is available in HOOPLA as an eBook and Audiobook.

 

 

image of the rise of zombertThe Rise of Zombert by Kara LaReau

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

secret explorers and the lost whales by sj king imageThe Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales by SJ King

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

 

 

 

The Unicorn Rescue Society: Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson

Place a hold in the library's catalog.

This book is available in SORA. Check with your child's library teacher for access.

 

 

 


2022 NCBA Book Trailers