2019 NCTE Children’s Book Awards

The winners of the 2019 National Council for Teachers of English Children’s Book Awards have been announced. There are three awards that include winners, honor books and recommended titles. For a full list of the recommended titles, check out their web page. Here are the winners and honor books in each of the awards:

ORBIS PICTUS AWARD WINNER

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace, illustrated by Bryan Collier

ORBIS PICTUS HONOR BOOKS

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Stephen Salerno

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art 37569315

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Claire Nivola

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Melissa Iwai

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorrel, illustrated by Frane Lessac

 

CHARLOTTE HUCK AWARD WINNER

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

CHARLOTTE HUCK HONOR BOOKS

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship 38659075

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Lathan & Charles Waters, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko

The Day War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Everything Else in the Universe Ghost Boys

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

 

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN POETRY FOR CHILDREN WINNER

Paul B. Janeczko

 

 

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