NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award was established in 1989 for promoting and recognizing 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 (1658), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.

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Across America on an Emigrant Train
by Jim Murphy
from Sandpiper Books
for 5th-8th grade
1994 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$10.95
Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
by James Cross Giblin
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
2001 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.99
American Plague
by Jim Murphy
from Clarion Books
for 4th-8th grade
2004 Newbery Honor Book, 2004 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, NCTE Orbi Pictus Award
in New Nation (1783-1801) (Location: HISA-18NN)
$21.99
At Her Majesty's Request
by Walter Dean Myers
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 5th-8th grade
2000 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Black Potatoes
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 5th-12th grade
2002 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISMC-BRIT)
Black Whiteness
by Robert Burleigh
1st edition from Scholastic Inc.
Picture Book Biography for 4th-7th grade
1999 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Charles A. Lindbergh
by James Cross Giblin
from Clarion Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1998 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.00 (2 in stock)
Children of the Dust Bowl
by Jerry Stanley
from Crown Publishers
for 2nd-5th grade
1993 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Great Depression (1929-1939) (Location: HISA-20GD)
$10.99
Children of the Great Depression
by Russell Freedman
from Sandpiper Books
for 4th-6th grade
2006 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Great Depression (1929-1939) (Location: HISA-20GD)
$10.99
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
by Fredrick & Patricia McKissack
from Scholastic Press
for 3rd-6th grade
1995 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in 19th Century America (Location: HISA-19C)
Confucius: The Golden Rule
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
2003 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
by Barbara Kerley
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd Grade
2002 Caldecott Honor Book, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$19.99
Drop of Water
by Walter Wick
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
1998 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Water Cycle (Location: SCI-EARTH)
$19.99
Emperor's Silent Army
by Jane O'Connor
from Viking Press
for 3rd-5th grade
2003 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in China (Location: HISMC-CHI)
Empire State Building
by Elizabeth Mann
from Mikaya Press
for 3rd-8th grade
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Architecture and Sculpture (Location: ELE-ARC)
Extraordinary Life
by Laurence Pringle, illustrated by Bob Marstall
from Orchard Books
for 2nd-6th grade
1998 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: SCI-BUG)
Flight
by Robert Burleigh; illustrated by Mike Wimmer
from Philomel Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
1992 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Aviation History (Location: HISV-AVIA)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
by Russell Freedman
from Clarion Books
Biography for 4th-5th grade
1991 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Freedom Walkers
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
for 4th-6th grade
2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: HISA-20CIV)
$14.99
Full Steam Ahead
by Rhoda Blumberg
1997 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Transcontinental Railroad (Location: HISA-19TRR)
Genius
by Marfe Ferguson Delano
from National Geographic
for 5th-9th grade
2006 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Great American Gold Rush
by Rhoda Blumberg
from Atheneum
for 7th-9th grade
1990 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
Great Fire
by Jim Murphy
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
1996 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in 19th Century America (Location: HISA-19C)
$7.99
Great Little Madison
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1990 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.99 $4.50 (2 in stock)
Gregor Mendel
by Cheryl Bardoe
Reprint from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.95
Hitler Youth
by Susan Bartoletti
Reprint from Scholastic Press
for 7th-9th grade
2006 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2006 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in World War II (1939-1945) (Location: HISA-20WW2)
$10.99
Honeybee
by Written by Candace Fleming; Illustrated by Eric Rohmann
from Holiday House
for 1st-4th grade
2021 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$18.99
In Defense of Liberty
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
for 8th-Adult
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in New Nation (1783-1801) (Location: HISA-18NN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
In Defense of Liberty
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 8th-Adult
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in New Nation (1783-1801) (Location: HISA-18NN)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist
by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Stan Fellows
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-6th grade
2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
by Wilborn Hampton
from Candlewick Press
for 5th-9th grade
1998 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Kids at Work
by Alan Temperley
from Scholastic Inc.
for 6th-9th grade
1995 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Industrialization & Organized Labor (Location: HISA-19IND)
Leonardo da Vinci
by Diane Stanley
from HarperCollins
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
1997 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$11.99
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer
by Robert Byrd
1st edition from Dutton Children's Books
for 3rd-5th grade
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Life and Death of Crazy Horse
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 7th-10th grade
1997 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Gilded Age & Progressive Era (1877-1918) (Location: HISA-19GI)
M.L.K. Journey of a King
by Tonya Bolden
from Abrams Books for Young Readers
2008 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Man Who Made Time Travel
by Kathryn Lasky
First Edition from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for 3rd-5th grade
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Martin's Big Words
by Doreen Rappaport
Reprint from Hyperion Press
for 1st-3rd grade
2002 Caldecott Honor Book, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.99
Michelangelo
by Diane Stanley
from HarperCollins
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
2001 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.99
Now Is Your Time!
by Walter Dean Myers
from HarperCollins
for 7th-10th grade
1992 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: HISA-20CIV)
Phineas Gage
by John Fleischman
from Houghton Mifflin
for 6th-10th grade
2003 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in History of Medicine (Location: SCI-HIS)
Prairie Visions
by Pam Conrad
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
1992 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HISA-19PIO)
$7.00 (2 in stock)
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
Scientists in the Field Series
by Sy Montgomery
1st edition from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 4th-7th grade
2007 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Zoology (Location: SCI-ZOOL)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Seeing Earth from Space
by Patricia Lauber
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-4th grade
1991 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Our Solar System (Location: SCI-AST)
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
by Jennifer Armstrong
1st Pbk. Ed from Crown Publishers
for 4th-8th grade
1999 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HISW-20EXP)
$12.99
Shutting Out the Sky
by Deborah Hopkinson
1st edition from Orchard Books
for 7th-12th grade
2004 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
Something Out of Nothing
by Carla Killough McClafferty
First Edition from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for 5th-7th grade
2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Spiders
by Nic Bishop
2008 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: SCI-BUG)
Team Moon
by Catherine Thimmesh
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
for 9th-Adult
2007 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, 2007 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Space Race & Exploration (Location: HISA-20SPR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Tenement
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
Through My Eyes
by Ruby Bridges, Compiled and Edited by Margo Lundell
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
2000 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$17.99
To Fly
by Wendie C. Old, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
from Clarion Books
for 4th-6th grade
2003 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Aviation History (Location: HISV-AVIA)
$17.99
To the Top of the World
by Jim Brandenburg
from Walker and Company
for 5th-9th grade
1994 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in Arctic & Tundra (Location: SCI-ECO)
Top of the World
by Steve Jenkins
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
2000 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HISW-20EXP)
$6.95
Voice That Challenged a Nation
by Russell Freedman
from Clarion Books
for 5th-9th grade
2005 Newbery Honor Book, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, 2005 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: HISA-20CIV)
$11.99
When Marian Sang
by Brian Selznick, Pam Munoz Ryan
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Wild and Swampy
by Jim Arnosky
from HarperCollins
for 1st-5th grade
2001 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in River, Pond & Swamp (Location: SCI-ECO)