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Best Of Submissions

Best Of Submissions

The BEST OF co-sponsored lists submission process is now closed. Publishers, submit next year’s titles in June 2021.

The BEST OF lists are educator and student-targeted, and aim to be a helpful resource in and outside of the classroom. The Children’s Book Council accepts submissions for our annual co-sponsored lists every June.  Each list has different requirements and shipping deadlines, so please read carefully the Call for Submissions for each list to prepare for next year’s title submissions.

2023 Submissions will be open June 1 – July 8, 2022.

See how you can prepare and submit for this year’s lists. 

Email Jena.Groshek@cbcbooks.org with questions about all BEST OF lists.

ELIGIBILITY (2023 Lists)

Only submissions from trade publishing companies or divisions will be accepted. Titles must be published in this calendar year. Some exceptions can be made for books published in October – December of the previous year, contact Jena for details.

The Spreadsheet must be completed and emailed from June 1 through July 8, but books do not need to be shipped at this time. Shipping instructions will come after submissions.


Read the submission calls to prepare for this year:


*There will not be a Children’s or Young Adult’s Choices this year, we will relaunch these lists in 2022. 


Email Jena for the 2023 Title Submission Spreadsheet. If you qualify to submit, she will ask you to download the sheet, fill it out, and email it back to her. Books do not need to be shipped at this time. Shipping instructions will come in July, after submissions close.
The spreadsheet contains four different tabs: one tab for publisher info and three others corresponding to NSSTB, OSTB, and BSB lists. Please be sure to enter your title information in the correct sheet.
You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your submission email with the spreadsheet.



CBC will once again reduce the fees for the 2022 submissions in consideration of market conditions with a simplified fee structure.
CBC Associate Members: $60 per title, per list
Non-Member Publishers: $250 per title, per list
Also, we are extending the 1 free with 5 offer.
Details: No fee for CBC Regular members. Fees are per title, per list and non-refundable. Titles may not be substituted at a later date. An invoice and payment instructions will be emailed to you after you submit your titles. We can work out a payment plan should that be a help to you.


Please contact Jena.Groshek@cbcbooks.org for any questions regarding the co-sponsored BEST OF lists.


PUBLISHERS: Learn more about the benefits of membership here.


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