Professional Readings

2018 NCTE Reads

Back by popular demand, this online summer book club for NCTE members starts June 1 and runs through the end of the month. This year’s book is Reading Challenging Texts: Layering Literacies Through the Arts by James S. Chisholm and Kathryn F. Whitmore.

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Book Lists



NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

Since 1990 NCTE has celebrated reading with this annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction titles for children.

2018 Winners

NCTE Charlotte Huck Award

This award was established in 2014 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of fiction for children that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder.

2018 Winners

NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

The NCTE Poetry Committee recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through notable poetry books and verse novels.

2018 Winners

Teaching Strategies

2018 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts

Each year, the Children’s Literature Assembly chooses notable children’s books that invite readers to participate in language play and use innovative texts as models for their own writing. Use these books, and create connections with books from previous Notable Lists (2017, 2016201520142013) for summer reading inspiration!

2018 Book List