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Submit to our Academic Reading Lists

Publishers: Submit Your Books to the 2016 – 2017 Academic Reading Lists

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The Children’s Book Council is currently accepting submissions for our annual co-sponsored academic reading lists. 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 Matt Poulter

Submission Spreadsheet

Submission Guidelines


Requirements and fees

Titles must be published in 2016 (with the exception of Best STEM submissions, where titles published in 2014 – 2016 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.

For one year only, you may submit the same title to Outstanding Science and Best STEM for a discounted rate. Associate Members can submit the same title to both lists for $95, while non-Members can submit the same title to both lists for $375.

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 1 Email the completed spreadsheet to Matt by July 1.
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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 Matt or call 212.966.1990 with any questions regarding the co-sponsored reading lists.

To learn more about becoming a CBC member, please contact Matt.

Publishers: Learn more about the benefits of membership here.


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