Notable Social Studies
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2015 Notable Social Studies preview list
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.
This is an annual project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the CBC.This bibliography features K-12 annotated titles published in the previous calendar year, selected by a book review committee appointed by the NCSS.
Full-color copies of this year’s annotated list are also available for $5 per copy (includes S&H). Please make checks payable to the Children’s Book Council and send to:
The Children’s Book Council, Inc.
Titles are grouped by subject, including: Biography; Contemporary Concerns; Environment and Ecology; Folktales; Geography, Peoples, and Places; History, Life, and Culture in the Americas; Reference; Social Interaction and Relationships; World History and Culture; and Economics. Each annotation contains bibliographic data and a brief description.
Publishers: How to Submit
The submission period for the 2018 list is closed. Come back Spring 2018 to learn about the submission period for the 2019 list.
You can always prepare for next year by looking at the 2018 guidelines and criteria as reference:
Review Submission Guidelines
Please contact Laura Peraza with any questions about submitting your titles.
For full instructions on how to submit to all of our CBC BEST lists, click here.