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Our Partners

The CBC values partnerships and cooperative programming with other national organizations with whom we share common interests.

American Booksellers Association (ABA) American Booksellers Association (ABA)

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA (ABC) is dedicated to growing and expanding the reach of children’s books.

The CBC has collaborated with the American Booksellers Association for over three decades to develop popular programming at Book Expo America, including Speed Dating with Children’s Authors and Tea with Children’s Authors.

American Library Association (ALA) American Library Association (ALA)

Founded in 1876, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The ALA-CBC Committee Joint Committee fosters communication and collaboration on mutual opportunities, concerns, and issues regarding the content, format, distribution, and promotion of materials for children and young adults as they relate to both the library and publishing communities. The committee creates bibliographies to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in high-quality literature for children.


Association of American Publishers (AAP) Association of American Publishers (AAP)

AAP is the trade association for the U.S. book publishers, providing advocacy and communications on behalf of the industry. AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide, including the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. AAP is proud to partner with the CBC on a variety of events including Adopt-a-School, Get Caught Reading, Children’s Library Marketing initiatives, and community service programming for the junior publishing community.

Behind the Book Behind the Book

Behind the Book’s mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs. They work in Pre-K through the 12th grade, developing customized programs that are incorporated into the class curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards. 

Center for the Book in the Library of Congress Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established by public law in 1977 to promote books, reading, literacy and libraries, as well as the scholarly study of books.

The CBC, Every Child a Reader, and the Center for the Book are the sponsors of the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program. The position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature was created to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.

Every Child a Reader (ECAR) Every Child a Reader (ECAR)

Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy nonprofit dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. ECAR achieves its mission with national programs that celebrate and educate kids and teens through the power of books and reading: Children’s Book Week, The Children’s Choice Book Awards, and The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Every Child a Reader is the Children’s Book Council’s charity of choice.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Founded by the late Caldecott award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Foundation supports arts and literacy programming in public schools and libraries across the country, with the goal of bringing the joy of reading and learning to all children while highlighting the importance of diversity in children’s books. In addition to the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the Foundation sponsors the Ezra Jack Keats/New York City Department of Education Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12, and the Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant program, among others.
First Book First Book

First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.


International Literacy Association (ILA) International Literacy Association (ILA)

Since 1956, ILA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.

The CBC has worked with ILA since the early 1970s. For nearly 40 years, the CBC and ILA have co-sponsored the Children’s Choices project, an annual list of books chosen by over 12,000 children across the country. Since 1975, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves. Submissions to the Children’s Choices program may become finalists in the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national child-chosen book awards program in the country.

LitWorld LitWorld
LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit literacy organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy through the power of story.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCCBD) mission is to not only raise awareness for the kids’ books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. The second annual MCCBD is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The event is spearheaded by children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Founded in 1921, the National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

The NCSS and the CBC partner annually to create the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, a reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by twelve social studies educators.


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

The National Science Teachers Association, founded in 1944, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

Since 1973, the CBC and the National Science Teachers Association have developed the annual Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, a list representing the year’s best books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. They prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. They inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own.

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