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NCTE Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Awards Announcement

e-k-maIt is always wonderful to be at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference, and this year was no different. We are particularly grateful that Erika and Mary Ann had the opportunity to serve on two book award committees: the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children and the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.

We are pleased to announce that Jason Reynolds’s novel Ghost won the Huck Award and Melissa Sweet’s chapter-length picture book biography of E.B. White, Some Writer! won the Orbis Pictus Award. Below is a list of links to the award-winning, honor books, and recommended titles that we have already written about this year on The Classroom Bookshelf.

Huck  Award for Outstanding Fiction

Honor Book: Wild Robot  http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/03/the-wild-robot/

Recommended Book: The Seventh Wish 

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/10/the-seventh-wish/

Recommended Book: The Inquisitor’s Tale 

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/10/the-inquisitors-tale/

Recommended Book: A Bandit’s Tale 

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/05/a-bandits-tale-the-muddled-misadventures-of-a-pickpocket/

Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award 

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Winner: Some Writer!

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/11/some-writer-the-story-of-e-b-white/

Honor Book: I Dissent! 

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/10/i-dissent-ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-her-mark/

Honor Book: The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trail

http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/02/the-first-step-how-one-girl-put-segregation-on-trial/

Mary Ann Cappiello About Mary Ann Cappiello

Mary Ann is an associate professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets and Teaching to Complexity.

Comments

  1. Delighted to see Ghost and Some Writer! receive these honors.