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​                              ​​   Announcing the 2023-2024 BCCCA Nominees:

2023-2024 BCCCA Slide Deck, created by Libby Hamler-Dupras   

2023-2024 BCCCA Google Slides, created by Darcy Rudnick

2023-2024 BCCCA Animoto, created by Daletta Gonzales                                                                                

Too Small Tola  by Atinuke.

Three delightful stories about Too Small Tola, a young girl who, though small, is very determined. Tola lives in a flat in Lagos, Nigeria with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Tola proves to be stronger than she seems when she goes to market with Grandmummy! 

Aven Green Sleuthing Machine (Aven Green #1)  by Dusti Bowling.

Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month—cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First her teacher’s lunch bag disappears and then Aven’s great-grandma’s dog goes missing. Fortunately, since Aven was born without arms, all the “arm” cells went to her super-powered brain instead. 

Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!  by Maggie P. Chang.

Meet spunky, funny, and friendly Geraldine Pu as she takes on a bully and makes a new friend. Geraldine Pu's favorite part of school is lunch. She loves her lunch box, which she calls Biandang. She can't wait to see what her grandmother, Amah, has packed inside it each day. Then one day, Geraldine gets stinky tofu...and an unexpected surprise. What will she do?

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World  by Jacqueline Davies.

The story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. 

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly.

Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she’s way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—the only girl who’s fearful of adventure and fun.Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe.

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-To-Be Best Friend by Dawn Quigley.

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn.

Back-To-School Blitz  (Twins vs Triplets #1) by Jennifer Torres.

Peace-loving David gets stuck in the middle of a prank war when his neighbors—the Romero Twins and the Benitez Triplets—vie for playground domination!