Orbis Pictus Award Winners 1990-2010

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The list author says: "The most outstanding children's nonfiction books. The award is presented each November by the Orbis Pictus Committee Chair during the Books for Children Luncheon at the Annual NCTE Convention. Although only one title is singled out for the award, up to five Honor Books are also recognized.

The name 'Orbis Pictus', commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, 'Orbis Pictus — The World in Pictures' (1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children."
The Secret World of Walter Anderson (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children)
1.  The Secret World of Walter Anderson (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children) by Hester Bass
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  "2010 Winner"
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Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
2.  Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka
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  "2009 Winner"
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M.L.K.: The Journey of a King
3.  M.L.K.: The Journey of a King by Tonya Bolden
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  "2008 Winner"
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Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series)
4.  Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series) by Sy Montgomery
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  "2007 Winner | 9-12 | Hardcover
It looks like a bear, but isnt one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey- but isnt a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but whats a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschies tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guineas cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals."
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Children of the Great Depression (Golden Kite Awards)
5.  Children of the Great Depression (Golden Kite Awards) by Russell Freedman
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  "2006 Winner | 9-14 | Hardcover
The lives of children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Draws on memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, and richly illustrated with classic archival photographs."
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York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition
6.  York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition by Rhoda Blumberg
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  "2005 Winner | 9-14 | Paperback
Did you know that an African-American man participated in Lewis and Clark's famous expedition? Working alongside free men, Clark's slave York played an important role in the journey's success."
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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
7.  An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book) by Jim Murphy
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  "2004 Winner | 11+ | Hardcover
History, science, politics, and public health come together in this dramatic account of the disastrous yellow fever epidemic that hit the nation's capital more than 200 years ago."
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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
8.  When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan
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  "2003 Winner | 4-8 | Hardcover | Picturebook
Most people know Marian Anderson from her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of over 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America."
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Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
9.  Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The list author says:
  "2002 Winner | 11+ | Paperback
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. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland."
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Hurry Freedom
10.  Hurry Freedom by Jerry Stanley
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  "2001 Winner | 11+ | Hardcover
The California gold rush of 1849 brought a new kind of freedom to many African Americans. Slavery was illegal in California, and slaves who were brought in by their owners could escape and be freed."
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Through My Eyes
11.  Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
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  "2000 Winner | 9-12 | Hardcover
Surrounded by federal marshals, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first black student ever at the all-white William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 14, 1960."
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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
12.  Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong
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  "1999 Winner | 11+ | Paperback
As Shackleton and 27 sailors attempted to cross the frozen Antarctic continent from one side to the other, they were trapped in an ice pack, lost their ship to the icy depths, survived an Antarctic winter, escaped attacks from sea lions, and traversed 600 treacherous miles to the uninhabited Elephant Island."
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An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly
13.  An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly by Laurence P. Pringle
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  "1998 Winner | 9-12 | Hardcover
Introduces the life cycle, feeding habits, migration, predators, and mating of the monarch butterfly through the observation of one particular monarch named Danaus. Realistic, full-color paintings and maps."
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Leonardo da Vinci
14.  Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley
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  "1997 Winner | 7+ | Paperback | Picturebook
Illustrated in an Old Masters style, the book follows the life of da Vinci from birth to death and gives a detailed account of his extraordinary achievements, not only in his painting but also as an engineer, scientist, and inventor who is centuries ahead of his time."
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The Great Fire
15.  The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
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  "1996 Winner | 10+ | Paperback
The great Chicago fire of 1871 has long been the stuff of folklore and legend. Yet separating fact from fiction in this major disaster has often appeared a secondary priority at best. Murphy sets the record straight through carefully selected documents, personal accounts, photographs, and illustrations."
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Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast
16.  Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast by Diane Swanson
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  "1995 Winner | 9-12 | Paperback
Large, outstanding color photos tell the story in Swanson's interesting study of the inhabitants of the North Pacific coastal waters. Remarkable oddities of ocean life are featured in text and picture."
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Across America on an Emigrant Train
17.  Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy
The list author says:
  "1994 Winner | 10+ | Paperback
Combines an account of Robert Louis Stevenson's experiences as he traveled from New York to California by train in 1879 and a description of the building and operation of railroads in nineteenth-century America."
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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
18.  Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp by Jerry Stanley
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  "1993 Winner | 9-12 | Paperback
Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school - until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field."
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Flight
19.  Flight by Robert Burleigh
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  "1992 Winner | 4-8 | Paperback
Describes how Charles Lindbergh achieved the remarkable feat of flying nonstop and solo from New York to Paris in 1927 at the age of 25."
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
20.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman
The list author says:
  "1991 Winner | 10-14 | Paperback
Photographs and text trace the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from his birth in 1882 through his youth, early political career, and presidency, to his death in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1945."
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The Great Little Madison (Unforgetable Americans)
21.  The Great Little Madison (Unforgetable Americans) by Jean Fritz
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  "1990 Winner | 10+ | Paperback
Traces the life and contributions of the sickly child with the small voice who grew up to become the fourth president of the United States, James Madison."
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