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Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children's Literature Committee - Previous Revision


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.

2011 Orbis Pictus Awards Announced

Click here for award informationThe 2011 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children has been awarded to Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca (Roaring Brook Press).  

Read more about the Orbis Pictus Award selection process and view the current list of award-winning books.


2010 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR: Fran Wilson (2013)
(Madeira Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH)

Barbara Chatton (2012)
(University of Wyoming, Laramie)

Jeffrey Kaplan (2011)
(University of Central Florida, Orlando)

Janice V. Kristo (2012)
(University of Maine, Orono)

Lisa Morris-Wilker (2013)
(Ironwood Elementary School, Casa Grande, AZ)

Deborah L. Thompson (2013)
The College of New Jersey, Ewing)

Diana L. Porter (2011)
(Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond)

Executive Committee Liaison, Sandy Hayes
(Becker Middle School, MN)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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