Children's Literature

National Council of Teachers in English Award

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

Man on horse with children and geese surrounding him

The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award  was established in 1989 for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus, commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures (1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.

2017 Winner and Honor Books

For a complete list of previous winners and honor books (1990-2016), please see the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.