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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.
CHAIR, Mary Ann Cappiello (December 2018)
(Lesley University, Cambridge, MA)
Seemi Aziz (December 2019)
(University of Arizona, Tucson)
Amina Chaudhri (December 2020)
(Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago)
Denise Davila (December 2018)
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Daryl Grabarek (December 2019)
(School Library Journal, New York, NY)
Jennifer M. Graff (December 2018)
(University of Georgia, Athens)
Julie Waugh (December 2019)
(The Center for Inquiry, Columbia, SC)
Executive Committee Liaison, Franki Sibberson
(Dublin City Schools, OH)
NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore