Friday, January 24, 2014

Orbis Pictus and Gray Awards

The 2014 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children goes to:

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (click here to find the book at your local library).

 Honors go to:

  • Locomotive by Brian Floca
  • The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore  
  • Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Ston

The 2014 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award, recognizing authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities, goes to.

Remember Dippy by Shirley Vernick (click here to find a copy at your local library)

AND

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (click here to find a copy at your local library)

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