Hey, if I can ever manage to review a nonfiction book for Nonfiction Monday, then at least I can refer to a nonfiction book award!
The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children is given by the National Council of Teachers of English. The 2009 award went to:
Amelia Earhart: the legend of the lost aviator by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Craig.
The Honor Books are:
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming
Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent