- Reading Lists
- Children's Choices
- Summer is for Exploring!
- Building a Home Library
- Hot Off the Press in June
- Notable Social Studies
- Outstanding Science
- Curators We ♥
Discover the perfect books for the kids and teens in your life with our reading lists!
The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists to help teachers, librarians, parents, and booksellers discover new, wonderful books for the children in their lives. We encourage you to make copies of these materials for your classroom or personal use.
Hot Off the Press is our unique online bibliography featuring anticipated bestsellers, either recently published or forthcoming, published by CBC member publishers.
Showcase is our quarterly thematic reading list for all ages.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is a reading list selected by twelve social studies educators who decide on the best books of the year. This is an annual project of the National Council for the Social Studies and CBC.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 is a reading list selected by nine science educators who decide on the best books of the year. This is an annual project of the National Science Teachers Association and CBC.
Children’s Choices is an annual project of the CBC and the International Reading Association. The Children’s Choices list is chosen by five teams of children across the country. Since 1975, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves. Submissions to the Children’s Choices program may become finalists in the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national child-selected awards program.
Click on the menu to the left to view all the current up to date selection for each of our listings.
Download and read the Call for Submissions document for each bibliography before submitting your titles. They contain very important information regarding deadlines and requirements for selection.
Submitted titles must be published in 2013. CBC Regular Members submit free of charge. Associate and Initiating Members pay a $75 fee per title. For non-members, there is a fee of $300 per title.
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.
To submit your titles, please use the Bibliography Submissions Excel Document and enter the appropriate information for your books in each field. If you have trouble downloading the spreadsheet, please email Matt
Email the completed spreadsheet to Matt by July 1.
Remember that titles you submit for Children's Choices have a chance of being chosen as a Children's Choice Book Awards finalist - so choose carefully! Please email Matt or call 212.966.1990 with any questions regarding the bibliographies.