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Submit to our BEST Lists

Publishers: Submit Your Books to the 2017 – 2018 BEST Lists

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The Children’s Book Council will start accepting submissions for our annual co-sponsored BEST lists in late May (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.

To submit your books for consideration, download the submission spreadsheet and enter your title information on the appropriate tab. Email your completed submission form to Alexa Frank at alexa.frank@cbcbooks.org. 

Submission Spreadsheet

Submission Guidelines


Requirements and fees

Titles must be published in 2017 (with the exception of Best STEM submissions, where titles published in 2015 – 2017 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.

All submissions and payment must be made by July 1. The books themselves are not due at this time, just the completion of the submissions and payment process.

Submissions and payment are due by July. Email the completed spreadsheet to Alexa by July 1.


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 Alexa or call 212.966.1990 with any questions regarding the co-sponsored reading lists.

Publishers: Learn more about the benefits of membership here.


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