NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Winners

 

2017 Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White, written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

Honor Books:

  • Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics by Steve Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
  • The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial written by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by E. B. Lewis (Bloomsbury)
  • Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press)
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z: Unveiling the Cloud Forest by Lulu Delacre (Children’s Book Press)

Recommended Books:

  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box compiled and edited by Leonard Marcus (Candlewick Press)
  • Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic)
  • How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture by Tonya Bolden (Viking Books for Young Readers)
  • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy, illustrated by C. F. Payne (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson (Carolrhoda)
  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman, illustrated by Daniel Minter (Lee & Low Books)