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Orbis Pictus Award

The world of children's literature contains a variety of genres, all of which have appeal to the diverse interests of children as well as potential for classroom teaching. In recent years, however, nonfiction or information books have emerged as a very attractive, exciting, and popular genre. NCTE, through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, has established an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus - The World in Pictures (1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children. The award is presented by the Orbis Pictus Committee Chair during the Books for Children Luncheon at the NCTE Annual Convention each year. Although only one title is singled out for the award, up to five Honor Books are also recognized.

(Source: http://www.ncte.org/awards/orbispictus)


2013

[Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words]
Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words
Winner
[Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard]
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
Honor Book
[Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin]
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Honor Book
[The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity]
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
Honor Book
[Those Rebels, John & Tom]
Those Rebels, John & Tom
Honor Book
[We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children]
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children
Honor Book

2012

[Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade]
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Winner
[Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart]
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Honor Book
[Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons]
Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons
Honor Book
[The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families]
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
Honor Book
[Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People]
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Honor Book
[Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust]
Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust
Honor Book

2011

[Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring]
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
Winner
[Birmingham Sunday]
Birmingham Sunday
Honor Book
[If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge]
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge
Honor Book
[Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures]
Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures
Honor Book
[Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age]
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
Honor Book

2010

[The Secret World of Walter Anderson]
The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Winner
[Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream]
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Honor Book
[Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters]
Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters
Honor Book
[The Frog Scientist]
The Frog Scientist
Honor Book
[How Many Baby Pandas?]
How Many Baby Pandas?
Honor Book
[Noah Webster: Weaver of Words]
Noah Webster: Weaver of Words
Honor Book

2009

[Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator]
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
Winner
[George Washington Carver]
George Washington Carver
Honor Book
[The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary]
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Honor Book
[Washington at Valley Forge]
Washington at Valley Forge
Honor Book
[We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball]
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Honor Book
[When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone]
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone
Honor Book

2008

[M.L.K.: Journey of a King]
M.L.K.: Journey of a King
Winner
[Black and White Airman: Their True History]
Black and White Airman: Their True History
Honor Book
[Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures]
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures
Honor Book
[Muckrackers]
Muckrackers
Honor Book
[Spiders]
Spiders
Honor Book
[Venom]
Venom
Honor Book

2007

[Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea]
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Winner
[Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott]
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Honor Book
[Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas]
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas
Honor Book
[John Muir: America's First Environmentalist]
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist
Honor Book
[Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium]
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium
Honor Book
[Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon]
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Honor Book

2006

[Children of The Great Depression]
Children of The Great Depression
Winner
[ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room]
ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room
Honor Book
[Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students]
Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students
Honor Book
[Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein]
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
Honor Book
[Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow]
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Honor Book
[Mosquito Bite]
Mosquito Bite
Honor Book

2005

[York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition]
York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition
Winner
[Actual Size]
Actual Size
Honor Book
[The Race to Save the Lord God Bird]
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
Honor Book
[Secrets of the Sphinx]
Secrets of the Sphinx
Honor Book
[Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots]
Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots
Honor Book
[The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights]
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
Honor Book

2004

[An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793]
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
Winner
[Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies]
Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies
Honor Book
[In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights]
In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights
Honor Book
[Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer]
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer
Honor Book
[The Man Who Made Time Travel]
The Man Who Made Time Travel
Honor Book
[Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924]
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
Honor Book

2003

[When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century]
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century
Winner
[Confucius: The Golden Rule]
Confucius: The Golden Rule
Honor Book
[Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China]
Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
Honor Book
[Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science]
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
Honor Book
[Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side]
Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side
Honor Book
[To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers]
To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers
Honor Book

2002

[Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850]
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Winner
[The Cod's Tale]
The Cod's Tale
Honor Book
[The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins]
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Honor Book
[Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Honor Book

2001

[Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California]
Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California
Winner
[The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin]
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
Honor Book
[America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle]
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
Honor Book
[Michelangelo]
Michelangelo
Honor Book
[Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter]
Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter
Honor Book
[Wild & Swampy]
Wild & Swampy
Honor Book

2000

[Through My Eyes]
Through My Eyes
Winner
[At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England]
At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England
Honor Book
[Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso]
Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso
Honor Book
[Mapping the World]
Mapping the World
Honor Book
[The Snake Scientist]
The Snake Scientist
Honor Book
[The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest]
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest
Honor Book

1999

[Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance]
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Winner
[Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic]
Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
Honor Book
[Fossil Feud: The Rivalry of the First American Dinosaur Hunters]
Fossil Feud: The Rivalry of the First American Dinosaur Hunters
Honor Book
[Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest]
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
Honor Book
[No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War]
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
Honor Book

1998

[An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly]
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly
Winner
[Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero]
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero
Honor Book
[Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush]
Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush
Honor Book
[A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder]
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
Honor Book
[Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story]
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story
Honor Book
[A Tree is Growing]
A Tree is Growing
Honor Book

1997

[Leonardo da Vinci]
Leonardo da Vinci
Winner
[Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad]
Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad
Honor Book
[The Life and Death of Crazy Horse]
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse
Honor Book
[One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship]
One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship
Honor Book

1996

[The Great Fire]
The Great Fire
Winner
[Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins]
Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins
Honor Book
[Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II]
Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II
Honor Book

1995

[Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast]
Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast
Winner
[Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters]
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
Honor Book
[Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor]
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
Honor Book
[Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay]
Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay
Honor Book

1994

[Across America on an Emigrant Train]
Across America on an Emigrant Train
Winner
[Making Sense: Animal Perception and Communication]
Making Sense: Animal Perception and Communication
Honor Book
[To the Top of the World: Adventures with Arctic Wolves]
To the Top of the World: Adventures with Arctic Wolves
Honor Book

1993

[Children in the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp]
Children in the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Winner
[Come Back, Salmon]
Come Back, Salmon
Honor Book
[Talking with Artists]
Talking with Artists
Honor Book

1992

[Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh]
Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh
Winner
[Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle for Freedom]
Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle for Freedom
Honor Book
[Prairie Vision: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher]
Prairie Vision: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher
Honor Book

1991

[Franklin Delano Roosevelt]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Winner
[Arctic Memories]
Arctic Memories
Honor Book
[Seeing Earth from Space]
Seeing Earth from Space
Honor Book

1990

[The Great Little Madison]
The Great Little Madison
Winner
[The Great American Gold Rush]
The Great American Gold Rush
Honor Book
[The News about Dinosaurs]
The News about Dinosaurs
Honor Book