The ABC Children’s Group at ABA (ABC) is dedicated to growing and expanding the reach of children’s books. The CBC has collaborated with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and ABC for over three decades to develop popular programming at Book Expo, including Speed Dating with Children’s Authors and more.
Founded in 1876, the mission of the American Library Association (ALA) is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
The ALA-CBC Joint Committee fosters communication and collaboration on mutual opportunities, concerns, and issues regarding the content, format, distribution, and promotion of materials for children and young adults as they relate to both the library and publishing communities. The committee creates reading lists and resources to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in high-quality literature for children.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the trade association for U.S. book publishers, providing advocacy and communications on behalf of the industry. AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide, including the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy.
Behind the Book’s mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs. They work in Pre-K through the 12th grade, developing customized programs that are incorporated into the class curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards.
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Susan Linn and a group of educators, health care professionals, and parents, Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood has built a powerful movement to end exploitive marketing to children and promote a modern childhood shaped by what’s best for kids, not corporate profits. Our advocacy is grounded in the overwhelming evidence that child-targeted marketing undermines healthy development.
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy nonprofit dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children. Every Child a Reader achieves its mission with national programs that celebrate and educate kids and teens through the power of books and reading: Children’s Book Week, The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and Get Caught Reading.
Every Child a Reader is the Children’s Book Council’s charity of choice.
Founded by the late Caldecott award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Foundation supports arts and literacy programming in public schools and libraries across the country, with the goal of bringing the joy of reading and learning to all children while highlighting the importance of diversity in children’s books. In addition to the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the Foundation sponsors the Ezra Jack Keats/New York City Department of Education Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12, and the Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant program, among others.
First Book transforms the lives of children in need. Through a sustainable, market-driven model, First Book is creating equal access to quality education — making everything from brand new, high-quality books and educational resources, to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks, and more – affordable to its member network of more than 350,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. First Book currently reaches an average of 3 million children every year and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need. With an additional 1,000 educators joining each week, First Book is the largest and fastest-growing network of educators in the United States exclusively serving kids in need.
Since 1956, the International Literacy Association (ILA) has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. The CBC has worked with ILA since the early 1970s. For nearly 40 years, the CBC and ILA have co-sponsored the Children’s Choices project, an annual list of books chosen by over 12,000 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-chosen book awards program in the country.
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States – and extensive materials from around the world – both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs, and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov. The CBC, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress are the sponsors of the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program. The position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature was created to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. In 2009, Todd H. Bol built the first Little Free Library book exchange and placed it in his Hudson, Wisconsin front yard to honor his mother. The idea for the handmade book exchanges with the motto “Take a book. Return a book” ™ resonated with people, and today the number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 50,000 around the world, in all 50 states and in 70 countries. Through these book exchanges millions of books are shared annually. Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has received numerous honors, including the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize, the American Library Association’s Movers and Shakers Award, and the Library of Congress Literacy Award. The organization encourages the volunteer stewards who manage the book exchanges to register their Little Libraries for listing on its world map and inclusion in a network that shares ideas and notices about events and programming.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s (MCCBD) mission is to not only raise awareness for the kids’ books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. The event is spearheaded by children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom.
The Multicultural Community Service (MCS) is a private non-profit organization of people committed to ensuring that all of those in our nation’s capital have the opportunity to succeed and that barriers to success are eliminated.
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
The NCSS and the CBC partner annually to create the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, a reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by twelve social studies educators.
PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Since 1973, the CBC and NSTA have developed the annual Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, a list representing the year’s best books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. They prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. They inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own.