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Submit to our BEST Lists

Publishers: Submit Your Books to the BEST Lists

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The Children’s Book Council accepts submissions for our annual co-sponsored BEST lists in late Spring (date TBA). These lists are educator and student-targeted, and aim to be a helpful resource in and outside of the classroom. Download and read the Call for Submissions document for each list before submitting your titles. Each list has different requirements and deadlines, so please review these guidelines carefully before submitting.

2018 submissions are closed. 2019 submissions will open in Spring 2018. Email Laura Peraza at with questions about the submission process. 

Submission Guidelines 2018 (as reference)

Requirements and fees

Titles must be published in the previous year (with the exception of Best STEM submissions, where titles published in the two previous years are eligible). There is no cost for CBC Regular Members to submit books. Associate and Initiating Members pay a $75 fee per submission. For non-members, there is a fee of $300 per submission.

Children’s Choice Book Awards

Remember that titles you submit for Children’s Choices have a chance of being selected as Children’s Choice Book Awards finalists — so choose carefully!

Please email Laura Peraza or call 917.890.7416 with any questions regarding the co-sponsored reading lists.

Publishers: Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

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