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Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children's Literature Committee


To select the recipient of the annual Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and up to five honor books; to propose a session on nonfiction books for children and plan a session featuring the award winning author at NCTE's Annual Convention; and to promote the use of nonfiction children's books in the classroom.

The award is presented at the Children's Book Awards Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention.

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View the list of award-winning books.


2016 Annual Report

Current Members

Mary Ann Cappiello (December 2018)
(Lesley University, Cambridge, MA)

Seemi Aziz (December 2019)
(University of Arizona, Tucson)

Denise Davila (December 2018)
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Daryl Grabarek (December 2019)
(School Library Journal, New York, NY)

Jennifer M. Graff (December 2018)
(University of Georgia, Athens)

Scott Riley (December 2017)

Julie Waugh (December 2019)
(The Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC)

Executive Committee Liaison, Franki Sibberson
(Indian Run Elementary School, Dublin, OH)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore

Past Members 

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