Orbis Pictus Award by National Council of Teachers of English for best Non-Fiction Picture Books – See First Place, Honor, and Recommended Titles for 2011.
- Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner (Calkins Creek)
- Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” by Michael O. Tunnell
- If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Mark Aronson
- Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures by Rebecca L. Johnson
- Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age by Cheryl Bardoe
(Abrams Books for Young Readers).
- Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
- Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier
(Little, Brown & Company)
- The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Suzy) by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by
Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic Press)
- For Good Measure by Ken Robbins (Roaring Brook Press)
- Henry Aaron’s Dream by Matt Tavares (Candlewick Press)
- Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin)
- Polar Bears by Mark Newman (Henry Holt and Company)
- They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Houghton Mifflin).
Best in Children’s Nonfiction, The: Reading, Writing, & Teaching Orbis Pictus Award Books. See Paperback (Nov. 2001) by Myra Zarnowski, Richard M. Kerper, and Julie M. Jensen