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The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz1990
The Great American Gold Rush by Rhoda BlumbergHonor, 1990
The News About Dinosaurs by Patricia LauberHonor, 1990
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman1991
Arctic Memories by Normee EkoomiakHonor, 1991
Seeing Earth From Space by Patricia LauberHonor, 1991
Flight by Robert Burleigh1992
Now is Your Time! : The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean MyersHonor, 1992
Prairie Visions: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher by Pam ConradHonor, 1992
Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley1993
Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life by Molly ConeHonor, 1993
Talking with Artists by Pat CummingsHonor, 1993
Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy1994
Making Sense: Animal Perception and Communication (Knowing Nature) by Bruce BrooksHonor, 1994
To the Top of the World: Adventures with Arctic Wolves by Jim BrandenburgHonor, 1994
Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast by Diane Swanson1995
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. MckissackHonor, 1995
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell FreedmanHonor, 1995
Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay by Jennifer DeweyHonor, 1995
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy1996
Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins by Laurence PringleHonor, 1996
Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II by Penny ColmanHonor, 1996
Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley1997
Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad by Rhoda BlumbergHonor, 1997
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell FreedmanHonor, 1997
One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship by Mary Pope OsborneHonor, 1997
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Pringle1998
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero by James Cross GiblinHonor, 1998
Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush by Jerry StanleyHonor, 1998
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter WickHonor, 1998
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn HamptonHonor, 1998
A Tree Is Growing by Arthur DorrosHonor, 1998
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong1999
Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert BurleighHonor, 1999
Fossil Feud: The Rivalry of the First American Dinosaur Hunters by Thom HolmesHonor, 1999
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest by Steve JenkinsHonor, 1999
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita LobelHonor, 1999
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges2000
At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess In Victorian England by Walter Dean MyersHonor, 2000
Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso by Susanna ReichHonor, 2000
Mapping the World by Sylvia A. JohnsonHonor, 2000
The Snake Scientist by Sy MontgomeryHonor, 2000
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest by Steve JenkinsHonor, 2000
Hurry Freedom by Jerry Stanley2001
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Cross GiblinHonor, 2001
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. AdlerHonor, 2001
Michelangelo by Diane StanleyHonor, 2001
Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter by Alan GovenarHonor, 2001
Wild and Swampy by Jim ArnoskyHonor, 2001
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti2002
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara KerleyHonor 2002
The Cod's Tale by Mark KurlanskyHonor, 2002
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen RappaportHonor, 2002
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan2003
Confucius : The Golden Rule by Russell FreedmanHonor, 2003
The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China by Jane O'ConnorHonor, 2003
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John FleischmanHonor, 2003
Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side by Raymond BialHonor, 2003
To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie C. OldHonor, 2003
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy2004
In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights by Russell FreedmanHonor, 2004
Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer by Robert ByrdHonor, 2004
The Man Who Made Time Travel by Kathryn LaskyHonor, 2004
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Deborah HopkinsonHonor, 2004
York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition by Rhoda Blumberg2005
Actual Size by Steve JenkinsHonor, 2005
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip HooseHonor, 2005
Secrets of The Sphinx by James Cross GiblinHonor, 2005
Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots by Robert BurleighHonor, 2005
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell FreedmanHonor, 2005
Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman2006
ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room by Donna M. JacksonHonor, 2006
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne JurmainHonor, 2006
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson DelanoHonor, 2006
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell BartolettiHonor, 2006
Mosquito Bite by Alexandra SiyHonor, 2006
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery2007
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell FreedmanHonor, 2007
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl BardoeHonor, 2007
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn LaskyHonor, 2007
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClaffertyHonor, 2007
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine ThimmeshHonor, 2007
M.L.K.: The Journey of a King by Tonya Bolden2008
Black and White Airmen: Their True History by John FleischmanHonor, 2008
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures by George SullivanHonor, 2008
Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism by Ann BausumHonor, 2008
Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic BishopHonor, 2008
Venom (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Marilyn SingerHonor, 2008
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka2009
George Washington Carver by Tonya BoldenHonor, 2009
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace FlemingHonor, 2009
Washington at Valley Forge by Russell FreedmanHonor, 2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir NelsonHonor, 2009
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw PatentHonor, 2009
The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass2010
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee StoneHonor, 2010
Darwin by Alice B. McGintyHonor, 2010
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. TurnerHonor, 2010
How Many Baby Pandas? by Sandra MarkleHonor, 2010
Noah Webster: Weaver of Words by Pegi Deitz SheaHonor, 2010
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) by Jan Greenberg2011
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane BrimnerHonor, 2011
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. TunnellHonor, 2011
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc AronsonHonor, 2011
Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Rebecca L. JohnsonHonor, 2011
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) by Cheryl BardoeHonor, 2011
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet2012
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace FlemingHonor, 2012
Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons by Harold HolzerHonor, 2012
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. RothHonor, 2012
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica BrownHonor, 2012
Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth ThomsonHonor, 2012
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words by Leda Schubert2013
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin BurnsHonor, 2013
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards)) by Robert ByrdHonor, 2013
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Scientists in the Field Series) by Elizabeth RuschHonor, 2013
Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara KerleyHonor, 2013
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia LevinsonHonor, 2013
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) by Jen Bryant2014
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah HeiligmanHonor, 2014
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle MarkelHonor, 2014
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee StoneHonor, 2014
Locomotive by Brian FlocaHonor, 2014
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. RothHonor, 2014
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming2015
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan TonatiuhHonor, 2015
A Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara KerleyHonor, 2015
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs DavisHonor, 2015
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen BryantHonor, 2015
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth SissonHonor, 2015
Drowned city: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown2016
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal (Awards)) by Duncan TonatiuhHonor, 2016
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt TavaresHonor, 2016
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara RockliffHonor, 2016
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel SnyderHonor, 2016
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell BartolettiHonor, 2016
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet2017
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve JenkinsHonor, 2017
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie LevyHonor, 2017
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. GoodmanHonor, 2017
Giant Squid by Candace FlemingHonor, 2017
Olinguito, de La A a la Z!/Olinguito, from A to Z! by Lulu DelacreHonor, 2017

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The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children recognizes books which demonstrate excellence in the “writing of nonfiction for children.” It is awarded annually by the National Council of Teachers of English to one American book published the previous year. Up to five titles may be designated as Honor Books. The award is named after the book considered to be the first picture book for children, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures, by John Amos Comenius, which was published in 1657

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