You do exceptional things in the classroom every single day. NCTE is here to recognize them.
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.
2021 Winner: I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James
(Nancy Paulsen Books)
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.
2021 Winner: Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant; illustrated by Frank Morrison
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
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