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Awards for Books

2015 Children's Book Awards Announced

2015 Orbis Pictus Award Winner

2015 Charlotte Huck Award Winner

NCTE on AirWatch NCTE on Air "From History to Homonyms," as the winners of the 2015 NCTE Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Honor awards speak about their work. Speakers include: Kwame Alexander (Huck Honor), Cece Bell (Huck Honor), Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (Orbis Pictus Honors), Kathy Short (NCTE President), Barbara Keifer (Huck Award Committee Chair), and Cyndi Giorgis (Orbis Pictus Award Committee Chair).


Awards for Books

NCTE presents several awards each year to recognize outstanding books written for all levels. Select from the links below to learn more about each award.

CCCC Outstanding Book Award
Presented annually to the author(s) or editor(s) of a book published up to two years previously that makes an outstanding contribution to composition and rhetoric. Deadline May 1

CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards
Accepting nominations for outstanding books and articles in technical and scientific communication in six categories. Deadline June 1

NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children
Established in 2014 to commemorate the work of Charlotte Huck and her focus on the importance of bringing books and children together in significant ways. Deadline December 31

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Established in 1989 for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. Deadline December 31


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