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NCTE Children’s Book and Poetry Awards
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.
2022 Winner: Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera (HarperCollins)
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.
2022 Winner: Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd, Illustrated by Christian Robinson (G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
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.
2021 Winner: Janet S. Wong
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.
Please press submit once. It may take a moment for your entry to register.