Monday, February 2, 2009

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

Each year, the National Council of Teachers of English presents the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.

This year's Orbis Pictus Award winning title is:

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator

by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Craig

Five honor books were named:

George Washington Carver
by Tonya Bolden

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
by Candace Fleming

Washington at Valley Forge
by Russell Freedman

We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
by Kadir Nelson

When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Several other titles are included on the award's list of recommended books.

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