Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It's Writing Wednesday.
Since Monday's post was about the original Orbis Pictus, today is a follow up with the NCTE "Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children." NCTE is the National Council of Teachers of English which "is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education." The award is "an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children." The criteria for the books is given here. You might like to read them over as a reminder of what we're shooting for when we write nonfiction picture books. Look at the winning titles, too. It would be entertaining and inspiring to get some of them out of the library.