ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) today announced the winners of two of their prestigious awards for children's books at their 107th Annual Convention.
Dan Santat was named winner of the 2018 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children for his novel AFTER THE FALL (Roaring Brook Press), the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. The Charlotte Huck Award was established in 2014 to promote and recognize fiction that has the potential to transform children's lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder.
Jason Chin was named winner of the 2018 Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction for his book GRAND CANYON (Roaring Brook Press), an illuminating look at one of the planet's most fascinating features. The Orbis Pictus Award, established in 1989, is the oldest children's book award for nonfiction.
These awards help us celebrate books that can impact the way children understand the world around them. They are a valuable resource for teachers looking to introduce students to important themes and subjects, and they provide an opportunity for both teachers and readers to discover new books and authors.
Honor and Recommended Book lists were also announced, and the 2017 winners (Jason Reynolds, Melissa Sweet, and Marilyn Nelson) delivered keynotes. The 2018 winners will be invited to speak at next year's NCTE Annual Convention in Houston.
NCTE is the nation's most comprehensive literacy organization, supporting teachers across the preK–college spectrum. Through the expertise of its members, NCTE has served at the forefront of every major improvement in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts since 1911.
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SOURCE National Council of Teachers of English