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May 17, 2018
The 2018 Beach Book Festival Call for Entries
Have an engaging beach read this summer? Submit it to the Beach Book Festival's annual program spotlighting the hottest reads of the summer! Read More
May 11, 2018
2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Photo during Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Fesitval
Click to see the winners of the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners. Read More
May 8, 2018
Are You Ready for a Magical Summer of Reading? The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Is Officially Open!
The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is now open! Find out more on how to participate! Read More
May 2, 2018
Second Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Winner and Honor Books Announced
Dan Santat's After the Fall named 2018 winner! Read More
April 26, 2018
Winners of 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced By Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education
Find out who the winners are of the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition! Read More
April 26, 2018
3 Questions with Sylvia Vardell
Author Sylvia Vardell answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
April 23, 2018
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention
Read more about this great in The New York Times study connecting literacy to behavior and attention in children. Read More
April 20, 2018
Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature
The New York Times featured a wonderful Q&A with our National Ambassador of Young People's Literature, Jacqueline Woodson, and the poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Read More
April 19, 2018
Story Monsters Ink Announces Partnership with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California
Story Monsters Ink magazine and Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal) are teaming up to create home libraries for kids and motivate them to read. Read More
April 18, 2018
CBC Lines Up YA Books-to-Movie Story in Entertainment Weekly!
Check out this wonderful article in Entertainment Weekly lined up by CBC's Audra Boltion about making Hollywood more inclusive through YA adaptations. Read More
April 10, 2018
3 Questions with Janet Wong
Author Janet Wong answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
April 6, 2018
Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books and Kiwanis International Launch “Read and Lead” Program
Penguin Random House announced the launch of Read and Lead, a literacy-service program created in partnership with Kiwanis International, a global volunteer service organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. Read More
April 5, 2018
3 Questions with Tracey Hecht
Author Tracey Hecht answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
March 26, 2018
2018 New York Book Festival Call for Entries
The 2018 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to 12th annual competition--Read more for details, entry forms and deadlines! Read More
March 20, 2018
3 Questions with L.B. Schulman
Author L.B. Schulman answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
March 19, 2018
Bank Street College of Education Honors Three Top Children’s Books
See the winners of the Josette Frank Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award. Presented annually, the three awards recognize outstanding works of children’s literature in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry Read More
March 15, 2018
2018 Green Book Festival Call for Entries
The 2018 Green Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment. See more! Read More
March 12, 2018
Resources from Scholastic Help Striving Readers Grow Their Literacy Skills

Scholastic announced an expanded suite of resources to support striving readers including Scholastic Edge™, an intervention program incorporating leveled books and targeted instructional strategies for teachers to better support striving readers in grades K–6 while keeping them in the classroom. Read more.

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March 9, 2018
Gowana Middle School takes on the Reading Without Walls Challenge
Students at Gowana Middle School, part of the Shenendehowa Central Schools in Clifton Park, NY have adopted our past National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge. Read More
March 8, 2018
3 Questions with Tami Charles
Author Tami Charles answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
March 7, 2018
2018 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Call for Applications
To all literacy organizations, don't miss this call for applications to the 2018 Library of Congress Literacy Awards! Read More
March 2, 2018
Children’s Book Council Sponsors Scholarship to Denver Publishing Institute
Looking to get into the publishing industry or know of someone who is? CBC is now offering a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute in summer 2018. Find out more! Read More
March 1, 2018
Voting Open for 2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards
Online voting for the 11th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards has just begun at EveryChildaReader.net/vote! Read More
February 28, 2018
Fabled Films Press Expands The Nocturnals’ with Exciting Wyndham Grand Hotel Partnership and New Middle Grade and Early Reader Books
Fabled Films Press announces a partnership with Wyndham Grand Hotel for Reconnected, a Family Experience-- a program addressing the dire need for quality time over screen time. Find out more! Read More
February 26, 2018
2018 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced
Who are the 2018 Mathical Book Prize winners? Find out here! Read More
February 22, 2018
Women’s National Book Association Announces Nominees for the 2018 Pannell Award
See the list of nominees for the 2018 Pannell Award! Read More
February 20, 2018
National Geographic Kids Dives into Fiction with New Imprint, New Book Series
Discover the new children's fiction imprint at National Geographic Kids! Read More
February 15, 2018
The 2018 ABC/CBC Silent Art Auction on May 30 to Honor Ashley Bryan
American Booksellers Association's ABC Children's Group (ABC) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) announces this year's honoree at the Silent Art Auction in May, author/illustrator Ashley Bryan! Read More
February 13, 2018
3 Questions with Dr. Neeti Bathala
Author Dr. Neeti Bathala answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
February 8, 2018
StoryCorps Releases a New Short, “The Temple of Knowledge”
Check out StoryCorps' new short "The Temple of Knowledge," a story about growing up in a branch of the New York Public Library. Read More
January 29, 2018
30th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Final Call for Proposals
Submit your proposals by March 31, 2018 for the 30th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant program! Read More
January 25, 2018
3 Questions with Jonathan London
Author Jonathan London answers three questions he has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
January 24, 2018
Little Free Library Announces New Action Book Club Theme ‘Everyday Heroes’
The Action Book Club combines reading with powerful community service projects and is celebrating one year. Read more about it's new theme "Everyday Heroes" and learn about how to sign up! Read More
January 23, 2018
2018 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed; Book Week Event Location Online Sign-up Open
Check out the new 2018 Children's Book Week poster and the open registration to become an official CBW event location! Read More
January 19, 2018
Frankfurter Buchmesse New York’s Inaugural Children’s Books Salon to Take Place January 23-24
Attention Children’s Books Editors, Rights Managers, Scouts, & Agents! RSVP for the Children's Book Salon reception on January 23rd, and find out more about the Salon here. Read More
January 18, 2018
Three Questions with Linda Olafsdottir
Author/Illustrator Linda Olafsdottir answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
January 16, 2018
Lonely Planet Kids Expands
Lonely Planet Kids imprint expands in the U.S. Learn more about the expansion, their new publisher Hanna Otero, their books and more. Read More
January 9, 2018
Three Questions with Erin Dealey
Author Erin Dealey answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
January 8, 2018
5th Annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day Celebrations
Multicultural Children's Book Day is happening this month! Find out more about free resources available for teachers and parents, book giveaways and more! Read More
January 3, 2018
Three Questions with Eric A. Kimmel
Author Eric A. Kimmel answers three questions he has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
December 29, 2017
Best Children’s Books of 2017 Lists
Short round up of Best Children's Book of 2017 lists! Read More
December 21, 2017
Scholastic Book Clubs Editors Predict 2018 Children’s Book Trends
What will be the top children's books trends in 2018? See what the Scholastic Book Club editors have to say! Read More
December 19, 2017
Three Questions with Dianne Ochiltree
Author Dianne Ochiltree answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
December 14, 2017
Three Questions with Wednesday Kirwan
Illustrator Wednesday Kirwan answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
December 11, 2017
NSTA Reveals List of the Best STEM Books for K-12 Students
Check out the new 2018 Best STEM Books list! Read More
December 6, 2017
Three Questions with Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Author Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
December 5, 2017
NSTA Unveils 2018 List of Top Science Trade Books for K-12 Students
The new 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Books list is out--check out what books are on the list! Read More
November 30, 2017
Nominate Now for the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award
Nominations are open now to February 14, 2018! Read More
November 29, 2017
Three Questions with Darcy Pattison
Author Darcy Pattison answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
November 21, 2017
Three Questions with Sally Wern Comport
Illustrator Sally Wern Comport answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
November 14, 2017
Three Questions with A.L. Tait
Author A.L. Tait answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked in this special CBC Website Feature! Read More
November 10, 2017
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation To Triple the Prize For Winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award has tripled the winners’ prizes, to $3,000. Read More
November 7, 2017
Three Questions with Mindy Dwyer
Author and illustrator Mindy Dwyer answers three questions she has always wanted to be asked, in this brand new feature for the CBC Website! Read More
November 3, 2017
Jillian Tamaki to Illustrate 2018 Children’s Book Week

Excited about this year's new Children's Book Week poster? So are we! Read more here.

 

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November 2, 2017
Neukom Institute to Honor the World’s Most Spectacular Speculative Fiction
Writing YA speculative fiction? Check out this award opportunity! Read More
October 31, 2017
Three Questions with Josh Funk
Author Josh Funk answers three questions he has always wanted to be asked, in this brand new feature for the CBC Website! Read More
October 27, 2017
Swoon Reads to Launch an App for IOS and Android
Swoon Reads will be launching a brand new app that allows users to read and rate manuscripts on-the-go (whether online or offline), leave comments, and more! Read More
October 19, 2017
Heading to the YALSA YA Services Symposium in November?
Join the ALA-CBC Joint Committee on Sunday, Nov 5 for an exciting presentation! Read More
October 13, 2017
Recap: The Snowy Day Forever Stamps Ceremony
Photo recap of the Snowy Day Forever Stamp ceremony held at the Brooklyn Central Library on October 4th, 2017! Read More
October 11, 2017
Gene Luen Yang at the South Dakota Festival of Books
Read more about his last National Ambassador trip of 2017! Read More
October 10, 2017
CBC at New York Comic Con
Our adventures at this years New York Comic Con by CBC membership & marketing manager, Ryan Mita! Read More
September 28, 2017
Six Debuts on The New York Times Children’s Bestseller Lists
Want to know what debuted on the children's list this week? Find out here!  Read More
September 22, 2017
Winners of the 2017 Children’s Africana Book Awards Announced
See which books were awarded the 2017 Children’s Africana Book Awards, along with information about the celebration with a free family festival! Read More
September 21, 2017
Teenreads Celebrates 20 Years!
Teenreads is celebrating 20 amazing years of books and authors --- and readers. That means YOU! Read More
September 19, 2017
Six Debuts on The New York Times Children’s Bestseller Lists
Want to know what debuted on the children's list this week? Find out here!  Read More
September 15, 2017
Scholastic Announces 44 Kid Reporters Selected to Join 2017–18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™
20 New and 24 Returning Kid Reporters from the United States, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the United Kingdom to Report “News for Kids, by Kids” Read More
September 13, 2017
The Young People’s Literature NBA Long List Has Been Announced
Ten great titles have been longlisted! Read More
September 11, 2017
The Growing Good Kids Book Awards Committee Looking for Publisher Nominations for 2018!
Attention publishers! Do you have an ecology themed book? Check out this call for entries for the 2018 Growing Good Kids Book Award! Read More
September 8, 2017
Global Need for Increased Access to Children’s Books in the Home
Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™ U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and Canada Editions highlight ways for families to build home libraries and help children find books that will inspire a love of reading. Read More
September 6, 2017
The Snowy Day Forever Stamps to be Issued by USPS This Fall!
Check out these new Forever Stamps from USPS featuring The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats! Read More
September 5, 2017
Call for Entries: The 2017 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival
Have a children's book on animals? Enter the Animals Book Festival! Read More
August 30, 2017
Winners of the 2017 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Books Awards Announced
See the winners of the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award and the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award! Read More
August 25, 2017
Submit your books to the Southwest Book Awards Competition
Do you have a book about the Southwest? Read the guidelines and submit it to the Southwest Book Awards! Read More
August 21, 2017
Diverse Writing Awards from Lee & Low Books
Lee & Low is hosting its annual writing contests for writers of color in the United States, the New Voices and New Visions awards. Read More
August 16, 2017
NCSS announces the nomination call for 2017 Carter G. Woodson Young Reader Book Nominations
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is pleased to announce its call for nominations of books eligible to receive the CARTER G. WOODSON BOOK AWARD, presented to the most distinguished young reader non-fiction books depicting ethnicity in the United States.  Read More
August 15, 2017
2018 FLORIDA BOOK FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 2018 Florida Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the winter. Read More
August 14, 2017
15 Schools, Libraries and Bookstores Win 2017 Children’s Book Week Contest
Each Wins 28 Award Finalists to Donate to Local Charity Read More
August 10, 2017
Now accepting nominations for the Campoy-Ada Award
Created by the American Academy of the Spanish Language Read More
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