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Thank you to all of the librarians and teachers who participated in this year's voting! It's exciting to think that so many kids across the state have read and interacted with all of the nominated titles. 

With over 8000 votes, the 2022 winners are...

Young Readers:

Middle Readers:

Older Readers:

Dinosaurs are Not Extinct: Real Facts about Real Dinosaurs by Drew Sheneman

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

2023 Flicker Tale Nominees (Coming Soon!)

Younger Readers


Middle Readers


Older Readers


Voting Procedures:

The Flicker Tale Committee has chosen books for three categories. Readers will not be restricted to any category based on age or grade level. Rather, we hope the categories will encourage children to read books of their choice at a particular interest or ability level. We encourage all of the young people (and the not-so-young people) to read the books and vote in any category they choose. Librarians do not have to vote on every category. Just the books they read to the students or the books they know the students have read. Each participating school and library is responsible for following the procedures, tallying votes and submitting totals to the Flicker Tale Chair by the deadline. All ballots are due by April 30th, 2022.


How to Vote:

Participating librarians should:

      1) Read each of the books in the appropriate category.

      2) Have the children vote for their book of choice.

      3) Tally the votes for each book.

      4) Send the totals by April 30th, 2022 to:

Amber Emery
Fargo Public Library
102 3rd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102

Or e-mail:

Amber Emery

      5) At any time, send your suggestions for nominations for next year’s Flicker Tale Awards to the above address.

      Thank you for your participation!


 If there is a book that you or your students believe should be considered for any of the categories, please feel free to submit the book information using the Flicker Tale Nomination Form.

2021 Flicker Tale Award Winner

Younger Readers

Magic Ramen: the Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang, illus. Kana Urbanowicz


Middle Readers

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Older Readers

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera


Further Info:

The Flicker Tale Award is sponsored by the ND Library Association and administered by the SLAYS (School Libraries And Youth Services) division of that organization. If you would like Flickertale Award stickers for your library books, please contact Amber Emery at The Flicker Tale committee is currently working on nominees for 2023. If there is a book that you, or your students, believe should be considered for any of the categories, please feel free to send the title and author information to the committee.

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