THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT is an Orbis Pictus Honor Book!

THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT Things That Shine Flash and Glow (Holiday House) is an Orbis Pictus Honor Book! You can read more about the award here:

The 2023 gold winner is Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Daniel Minter. The four other Honor Books are Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmet Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy and Janelle Washington, Fighting for Yes! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Vivian Mildenberger, Hardcourt, Stories from 75 Years of the National Basketball Association by Fred Bowen and James E. Ransome, and Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge and Lauren Tamaki.

I am humbled to be in such amazing company.

The Orbis Pictus Awards are given each year by the NCTE, or The National Council of Teachers of English to honor the non-fiction books for children and their creators. Orbis Pictus refers to a book by Johannes Amos Comenius: Orbis Pictus: The World in Pictures, written in 1658 and thought to be the first children’s book–and a non-fiction one at that.


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