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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! 

2021 NCBA Titles

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

 

Image of Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransom

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransom

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 EPIC!

 

 

image of Look Both Ways by Jason ReynoldsLook Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

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 Maxi's Secrets by Lynne PlourdeMaxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde

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 The Parker Inheritance by Varian JohnsonThe Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

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 EPIC!

 

 

image of Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos HernandezSal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

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.

 

 

image of Stargazing by Jen WangStargazing by Jen Wang

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 Sweep by Jonathan AuxierSweep by Jonathan Auxier

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 EPIC!

 

 


2021 NCBA Book Trailers