NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Committee
The Orbis Pictus Award® was established in 1989 to promote and recognize 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.
The award is presented at the Children’s Book Awards Luncheon at the NCTE Annual Convention.
To select the recipient of the annual Orbis Pictus Award® and up to five honor books, and to promote the use of children’s nonfiction books in the classroom.
If you would like to be considered for possible membership on this committee, please send the following information to NCTECommittees@ncte.org.
- Member Number (If you are not currently a member, please provide your address).
- Email Address
- A brief biographical statement (Please consider including information about why you’d like to serve, and what strengths you bring to the committee)
- Resume/CV and any relevant experience (i.e. evidence of how you engage with children’s literature in the form of a sample book review or annotation, created for the application or provided from another location like a blog or review site.)
Area(s) of Expertise
Committee Member Expectations
- Attend meetings
- Support the chair in their vision and ideas for the committee by using your skills, expertise, and time
- Provide input on the workings of the committee
- Propose books for review
- Read and review hundreds of books, making the final selections at the Annual Convention
- Attend the Annual Convention for events related to the award
- Time Commitment: Over 1 year
- Deadline: 12/01/2023
- Position Type: Appointed by Committee Chair
- Convention travel expected
Questions? Contact NCTECommittees@ncte.org