Back Orbis Pictus Award

Dearreader template
  Orbis Pictus Award  
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
1. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Melissa Sweet · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 161
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller"SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
2. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Don Brown · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Kirkus' Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly's Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book BOOKLIST Editor's Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
3. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Candace Fleming · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
4. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Jen Bryant · Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A Robert F. Sibert Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book AwardAn ALA-ALSC Notable Children's BookWinner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ChildrenAs a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words
5. Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

Leda Schubert · Flash Point
Format: Hardcover

Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a word. But few know the story of the man behind those gestures . . .  Distinguished...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
6. Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Melissa Sweet · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages: 40
Format: Book

Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Secret World of Walter Anderson
7. The Secret World of Walter Anderson

Hester Bass · Candlewick; 1 edition
Format: Book

Enter the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson perhaps the most famous American artist youve never heard ofResidents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn an uninhabited...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
8. Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator

Shelley Tanaka · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure. Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator...
Read More check catalog
 
 
M.L.K.: The Journey of a King
9. M.L.K.: The Journey of a King

Tonya Bolden · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Coretta Scott King–Honor Winner Tonya Bolden focuses her critical eye on Martin Luther King, Jr.In the tradition of her award-winning book Maritcha, Tonya Bolden brings words and pictures together to tell the life story of one of America’s greatest figures: Martin Luther King,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
10. Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea

Sy Montgomery · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; 1 edition
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey— but isn’t a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Children of the Great Depression
11. Children of the Great Depression

Russell Freedman · Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

As he did for frontier children in his enormously popular Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, children...
Read More check catalog
 
 
York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition
12. York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition

Rhoda Blumberg · HarperCollins Children's Books
Pages: 88
Format: Print book

You've probably heard about Lewis and Clark. This famous duo led an exploration through uncharted lands. Did you know that a black man, Clark's slave York, was part of this famous expedition? Working alongside free men, York paddled boats, lugged provisions, climbed mountains,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
13. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Jim Murphy · Clarion books
Pages: 192
Format: Audio CD

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took...
Read More check catalog
 
 
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
14. When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

Pam MunÌ?oz Ryan · Scholastic Press
Pages: 1
Format: Audio CD

A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers--as envisioned by two of our industry's most important voices. Wide trade & institutional appeal.Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
15. Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

Susan Campbell Bartoletti · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hurry Freedom
16. Hurry Freedom

Jerry Stanley · Crown Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Here for the first time in a book for young readers is the story of the African American forty-niners who went west to seek fortunes and freedom in the California Gold Rush.Among the thousands drawn west by the California Gold Rush were many African Americans. Some were free men and women...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Through My Eyes
17. Through My Eyes

Ruby Bridges · Scholastic Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms....
Read More check catalog