Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Winners
On Behalf of Lunch Ladies

More Award-Winning Nonfiction for Children

Even more literary awards were announced today: the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the prize-winners are as follows:


The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Candlewick Press) 

Honor Books 

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick Press)

Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters by Alice B. McGinty (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children) 

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children) 

How Many Baby Pandas? by Sandra Markle (Walker Books for Young Readers) 

Noah Webster: Weaver of Words by Pegi Deitz Shea (Calkins Creek Books) 

Recommended Books 

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Farrar Straus and Giroux) 

Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport (Hyperion Books for Children) 

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust by Karen Gray Ruelle (Holiday House) 

Life in the Boreal Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson (Henry Holt and Company) 

One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh (Philomel Books) 

Truce by Jim Murphy (Scholastic) 

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker (Carolrhoda Books)

Nonfiction Mondays are celebrated on a number of the children's book blogs. To see which books others are talking about today, readers can find a roundup of posts at Wendie's Wanderings.


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Hurrah! I loved The Secret World of Walter Anderson! Thanks for sharing the list of winners.

You're welcome, Tasha. I thought The Secret World of Walter Anderson was fascinating.

This list shakes it up a little. I like that!

I love Children's Nonfiction! I just have to wait for my library to get their order in and then fight with everyone else for my chance to read them!

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