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Children’s Book and Poetry Awards
NCTE Children’s Book and Poetry Awards
The Charlotte Huck Award
The Charlotte Huck Award® was established in 2014 to promote and recognize fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder.
2023 Winner: Wayward Creatures by Dayna Lorentz (Clarion Books)
The Orbis Pictus Award
The Orbis Pictus Award®, established in 1989, is the oldest children’s book award for nonfiction. 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.
2023 Winner: Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond; illustrated by Daniel Minter (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
NCTE established the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for their aggregate work for children ages 3-13. NCTE also recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.
2023 Winner: Georgia Heard
Children's Book Award Nomination FormNCTE Members can submit titles for the Charlotte Huck Award for fiction, the Orbis Pictus Award for non-fiction or the Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. Nominations accepted until October 15 each year.
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