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Children’s Choices

The reading list kids pick!childrenschoices-200

2014 winners just announced!

Each year, 12,500 children from different regions of the United States read newly-published children’s and young adult trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 500 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading.

CC2014Since 1974, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, booksellers, librarians, parents, caregivers — everyone who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure — and children themselves.

The project is co-sponsored by the CBC and the International Reading Association (IRA).


Winning Titles (Annotated Lists)

Visit reading.org for previous years’ lists.

Prior to 1998, the lists are only available in The Reading Teacher, which can be obtained through your local or university library. For information, call 1-800-336-7323 (READ) or +302-731-1600 (outside of the U.S. and Canada).


Selection Process
Each year, publishers submit hundreds of titles to be evaluated and voted on by over 12,500 children. Throughout the school year, five review teams across the country work with their local classroom teachers and librarians to incorporate the books into classroom activities. The top titles are announced at the IRA Annual Convention in April/May. The fully annotated list of Children’s Choices appears in the October issue of the IRA publication The Reading Teacher.


The Children’s Choice Book Awards

Submissions to the Children’s Choices program may become finalists in the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national child-chosen awards program in the country.


Join the project!
Would you like to become a part of this exciting project? The complete packet of Team Leader responsibilities and application information is available online.

Submissions

The submissions period for the 2015 reading lists has closed. We are unable to process additional submissions at this time.

Please contact Matt with any questions regarding Children’s Choices.


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