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: https://ncte.org/awards/orbis-pictus-award-nonfiction-for-children/
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.