Step Right Up is an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book!

I wish I had been at the 2016 NCTE conference this past weekend. Alas, I was home revising my creative thesis for my final VCFA packet. (Did I mention that I graduate in January with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults?)

In a wacky, wonderful coincidence, I was revising the Orbis Pictus section of my lecture about picture book biographies when I received these photos from my friend, author/illustrator Don Tate, who was at the children’s book award luncheon. Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness has been named an Orbis Pictus “Recommended Book!”

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Thank you, Orbis Pictus committee!

You can see the video summary here and the full list below.

Congratulations Melissa Sweet, the award winner, and each of the Honor and Recommended Book authors and illustrators!

2017 Winner:
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

Honor Books:

  • Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics by Steve Jenkins
    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
  • The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial written by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
  • Giant Squid by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Eric Rohmann
    (Roaring Brook Press)
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
    (Simon & Schuster)
  • ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el bosque nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z: Unveiling the Cloud Forest by Lulu Delacre
    (Children’s Book Press)

Recommended Books:

  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland
    (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood, Sally Wern Comport
    (Simon & Schuster)
  • Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box, compiled and edited by Leonard Marcus
    (Candlewick Press)
  • Dive!: World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific by Deborah Hopkinson
  • How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture by Tonya Bolden
  • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy, illustrated by C. F. Payne
    (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson
  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman, illustrated by Daniel Minter
    (Lee & Low Books)