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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
July 26, 2017
Submit for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation are now accepting submissions for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Read More
July 12, 2017
Children’s Book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming during San Diego Comic-Con
Educators, librarians, and media welcome with a ComicCon badge. 

Others must register by Monday, July 17 with San Diego Public Library.

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July 12, 2017
Little Free Library Announces ‘Many Voices’ Theme for Action Book Club
Sign up by July 15 and be entered to win free books! Read More
July 7, 2017
Michael di Capua Books/HarperCollins to Publish a New Sendak Book in 2018!
Presto and Zesto in Limboland will make its debut on shelves in fall of 2018. Read More
July 5, 2017
Hollywood favorite and best-selling author Jason Segel and co-writer Kirsten Miller head up a star-studded roster of authors at YALLFest 2017

Plus Patrick Ness, Angie Thomas, Marissa Meyer, Cassandra Clare, Renée Ahdieh, and Becky Albertalli will appear Nov. 10 & 11

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June 28, 2017
EBSCO Announces the 2017 SEE-IT Award Winner at ALA Annual
The 2017 SEE-IT Award winner is... Read More
June 26, 2017
Scholastic To Publish Children’s Books By Super Bowl Champion And Literacy Crusader Malcolm Mitchell
Scholastic acquires the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world English rights to three children’s books by Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell. Read More
June 22, 2017
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Follow the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader on Instagram. Read More
June 20, 2017
Heading to ALA Annual this week?!
Join us on Friday, June 23rd for a day of graphic novel-centric programming at ALA Annual's Friday Forum. Read More
June 14, 2017
ALA-CBC Announce the Reading Beyond Book Lists!
Know of children who are seeking challenging yet age appropriate books? ALA-CBC's new Reading Beyond list has you covered! Read More
June 12, 2017
Three Debuts on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Check out which books debut on this week's Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Read More
June 8, 2017
Five Debuts on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Check out which books debut on this week's Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Read More
May 30, 2017
Two Debuts on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Check out which books debut on this week's Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Read More
May 30, 2017
Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Artwork From 125 Illustrators
Find out all of the details about the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo tomorrow, May 31st! Read More
May 22, 2017
Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion for Nationwide Campaign
Check out Kwame Alexander's recommended summer reads list for 2017 as well as his special summer reading message for teachers, librarians, and parents! Read More
May 17, 2017
National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang Featured Speaker at YSU English Festival
Gene Luen Yang was one of the featured speakers at the 39th annual Youngstown State University English Festival for the first time. Read More
May 17, 2017
Nine Debuts on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Check out which books debut on this week's Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Read More
May 9, 2017
Kids Summer Reading Adventure Starts Now With the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and Reading Road Trip

Scholastic announces the return of its 25+ city tour to get kid excited about summer reading with their “Summer Reading Road Trip.” This is in support of the 11th annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge  (May 8 – Sept. 8) – a free online and mobile reading program to keep kids reading over the summer and avoid the effects of the “summer slide.” 

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May 3, 2017
Winners of 2017 Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition
Check out the Winners of 2017 Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition! Read More
April 26, 2017
2017 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Winner Announced
EDWARD GETS MESSY is the winner of the 1st annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award! Read More
April 26, 2017
United for Libraries to dedicate Literary Landmarks™ for Children’s Book Week
In celebration of  Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017) United for Libraries will dedicate three Literary Landmarks™ celebrating children’s book authors. Read More
April 21, 2017
3,500 Teachers to Receive Grants for Classroom Libraries from James Patterson & Scholastic as Part of School Library Campaign
James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club has renewed their highly-successful Patterson Partnership, a program that has helped save more than 900 U.S. school libraries and has kept reading a priority for children in the U.S. Check out how teachers in grades pre-K through 12 can enter to build their classroom libraries now! Read More
April 17, 2017
Every Child a Reader and Screen-Free Collaborate on NEW Resources for Kids
New resources for those looking to get their children reading and screen free May 1st - May 7th! Read More
April 14, 2017
Discover fun and exciting new resources on the Every Child a Reader website!
Explore the Every Child a Reader site for resources to celebrate Children's Book Week, the Children's Choice Book Awards, and more! Read More
April 14, 2017
EBSCO Announces Finalists for SEE-IT Graphic Novel Award
Check out the 6 graphic novels that were announced as finalists for the SEE-IT award! Read More
April 12, 2017
Scholastic Launches Leveled Bookroom 4.0 for K–6 Classrooms with Print Books, Instructional Materials, and More

Scholastic announced the new Leveled Bookroom 4.0—a comprehensive literacy resource for grades K–6 that combines high-quality, leveled books with print and digital instructional materials to support educators.

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April 11, 2017
New Book From Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst Helps Educators Discover Why How We Read Matters to Students
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst create an immersive book encouraging young readers to engage with the text, acknowledge their thoughts about it and consider how they are feeling while they are reading. Read the full info here. Read More
April 7, 2017
Exclusive Bookmark for National Poetry Month!
Download and print this exclusive bookmark for National Poetry Month! Read More
April 6, 2017
#DVpit Returns April 2017
#DVpit for marginalized voices returns for the third time! Don't miss this opportunity to pitch agents your story! Read More
April 3, 2017
Get #CaughtReading with ‘Story Monsters Ink’ Magazine’s New Literacy Campaign
Story Monsters Ink magazine is issuing a fun challenge for parents and teachers everywhere: Catch your students and children reading! Read More
March 27, 2017
Submissions call for Anansesem Magazine – September 2017 Issue
Calling writers of every age! Anansesem magazine is accepting submissions from children and adult authors & illustrators for their September 2017 issue on the theme of Love. Read More
March 22, 2017
Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced
After a two month-long open nomination process, Penguin Young Readers, the Children's Book Council, and Every Child a Reader are proud to announce the five finalists for the first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award. Read More
March 21, 2017
Sesame Street Introduces Julia, a Muppet With Autism

Julia, a 4-year-old muppet character with autism, will make her debut on Sesame Street next month; she was introduced in a digital storybook released in fall 2015.

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March 20, 2017
Three Debuts on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Check out which books debut on this week's Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Read More
March 20, 2017
New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality
The New York Times highlights the contributions of African American authors in writing honest young adult novels about the issues of race and police brutality, centering on Angie Thomas's bestselling debut, The Hate U Give. Read More
March 17, 2017
Cuento de Luz to Start Printing On Environmentally Friendly Stone Paper
Cuento de Luz, a Spain-based, international publisher of children’s picture books with the US as main market, has announced its shift from traditional paper printing to stone paper. Read More
March 16, 2017
Hachette Book Group and Novel Effect Launch Pilot for Voice-Activated Interactive Children’s Picture Book Soundtracks
Storytime App Novel Effect and Hachette Book Group have announced a pilot program to create immersive read-aloud experiences for select children’s books from HBG’s Little, Brown Books for Young Readers division. Read More
March 15, 2017
Exciting News on the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Bestselling Author and Scholastic Summer Reading Global Ambassador Dav Pilkey Announces a National Educator Contest to Award Free Books to Schools. Read More
March 14, 2017
Why ‘The Outsiders’ Lives On: A Teenage Novel Turns 50

This month celebrates the 50th anniversary of
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Read The New York Times feature highlighting this widely read novel
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March 13, 2017
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author Of Heartbreaking ‘Modern Love’ Essay, Dead At 51
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, well known author of more than 30 children's books, passed away this morning, Monday, March 13th from cancer. Read More
March 13, 2017
7 Lessons for Parents of Reluctant Middle Grade Readers
Do you know a reluctant middle grade reader? How do you get them to read?  Read More
March 10, 2017
8 Picture Books That Inspire a Positive Outlook
Check out Brightly's list of picture books that help inspire a positive outlook! Read More
March 10, 2017
2016 Children’s Sales in Review: A CBC Panel
Find out what kinds of books sold well in 2016, what's still going strong, and what kinds of genres are on the rise from the 2016 Sales in Review panel. Read More
March 9, 2017
The ‘Rock Star’ Librarians Who Choose What Your Kids Read
Librarians with big social media followings are exerting considerable sway over what young read. Read More
March 8, 2017
Nancy Willard, Prolific Children’s Book Author, Dies at 80
Nancy Willard, a prolific author whose 70 books of poems and fiction enchanted children and adults alike with a lyrical blend of fanciful illusion and stark reality, died on Feb. 19 at her home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was 80. Read More
March 7, 2017
Four Official 2017 Children’s Book Week Bookmarks Revealed
Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit literacy organization dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America, is proud to announce that the official 2017 Children’s Book Week bookmarks have been designed by four award-winning and bestselling children’s book illustrators. Read More
March 6, 2017
Teen Tech Week March 5th-11th

The American Library Association will celebrate their 10th annual Teen Tech Week from March 5 to March 11.

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March 6, 2017
Four Debuts on The New York Times Children’s Bestseller Lists
Four children's titles debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers lists the week of March 5, 2017. Read More
March 3, 2017
When Children Meet Their Favorite Authors

When children meet the authors of their favorite books, a powerful connection is made.

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March 3, 2017
Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Now Accepting Applications for 2017–2018 School Year
Students Ages 10–14 in the United States and Around the World Can Apply to Join a Team of Kid Reporters Covering “News for Kids by Kids" Read More
March 3, 2017
#ReadAcrossAmerica Day brings cats, hats, green eggs and ham into schools
Check out a round-up of yesterday's Read Across America Day from the LA Times. Read More
March 3, 2017
Every Child a Reader Announces Finalists for the 2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards
Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit literacy organization dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America, is proud to announce the finalists in four categories for the 10th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. Read More
March 2, 2017
Here are the Finalists for the 2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards!
The seven finalists in each of the four categories for the 10th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national books awards voted on only by children and teens, are... Read More
February 28, 2017
Four Debuts on The New York Times Children’s Bestseller Lists
Four children's titles debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers lists the week of February 26, 2017. Read More
February 27, 2017
Overcoming Bias: Authors and Editors Discuss Sensitivity Readers
Publishing experts gathered for a CBC Diversity panel titled “A Second Opinion: Utilizing Sensitivity Readers” on February 16th to discuss topics like what a sensitivity reader is and best practices of how to work with one, along with a variety of perspectives throughout the process. Read More
February 24, 2017
International Exchanges: Apply for Sponsored Publishing Trips to Turkey and Germany
Looking for a sponsored trip to learn about publishing in Turkey and/or Germany? Apply for The Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival Fellowship (Application deadline: March 15, 2017) and/or the Frankfurt Book Fair New York Editors Trip (Application deadline: February 28, 2017) Read More
February 24, 2017
2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Announced
The 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners have been announced! Check out who won the 31st annual awards for New Writer and New Illustrator. Read More
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