NCTE Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Awards Announcement
It 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 https://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/03/the-wild-robot/
Recommended Book: The Seventh Wish
Recommended Book: The Inquisitor’s Tale
Recommended Book: A Bandit’s Tale
Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award
Winner: Some Writer!
Honor Book: I Dissent!
Honor Book: The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trail
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About Mary Ann Cappiello
Mary Ann is a 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 (2013) and Teaching to Complexity (2015) and Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy (Stenhouse, 2021). She has been a guest on public radio and a consultant to public television. From 2015-2018, Mary Ann was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction (K-8) Committee, serving two years as chair.
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