February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

2015 NCTE Children’s Book Awards Announced

NCTE_fictionRain, Reign by Ann Martin (Feiwel & Friends) has received the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, and The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (Random) has received the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Both awards promote and recognize excellence in children’s literature. The Charlotte Huck Award recognizes fiction for children that has the potential to transform their lives, and the Orbis Pictus Award recognizes excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children.

Each year, one winner, up to five honorable mention books, and a list of recommended titles are selected for each award.

This year’s Charlotte Huck Honorable Mention books are:

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff (Philomel)

NCTE_nonfictionThe Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Harcourt)

El Deafo by Cece Bell (Abrams)

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (S. & S.)

Revolution by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic)

This year’s Orbis Pictus Honorable Mention books are:

A Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic)

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illustrated by Gilbert Ford (Houghton Harcourt)

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Eerdmans)

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Roaring Brook)

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