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Submit to our BEST OF Lists

Publishers: Submit Your Books to the BEST OF Lists

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The Children’s Book Council accepts submissions for our annual co-sponsored BEST lists from June 5 through July 3, 2018. 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.

2019 submissions are NOW OPEN from June 5 through July 3, 2018.
Due to feedback from publishers who submitted, we encourage you to use whatever submission method works best for you. Feel free to download, fill out, and email the spreadsheet regardless of number of titles submitted. The Google Forms will remain available if you prefer to submit by that method.

To submit your titles, please read the Submission Guidelines and then use the Submission Form or use our 2019 Submission Spreadsheet, whatever works best for you.  

2019 Submission Guidelines

2019 Submission Forms

For your convenience we’ve made it possible for everyone to download our spreadsheet, regardless of the number of titles. Please fill it out and email it to Laura Peraza.

Requirements and fees
Titles must be published in 2018 (with the exception of Best STEM submissions, where titles published in 2016-2018 are eligible). There is no cost for CBC Regular Members to submit books. Associate Members pay a $75 fee per title submitted (per list). For non-members, there is a fee of $300 per title submitted (per list).

All submissions must be made by July 3 and payment must be made by July 10. The books themselves are not due at this time, just the completion of the submissions and payment process.

Email Laura Peraza at with questions about the submission process. 

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.

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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