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Favorites Awards

Favorites Awards

The books in these lists are read and voted on by thousands of children across the US each year. These Favorites Lists can be counted on as books children, teens, and teachers really enjoy reading!

Children’s, Young Adults’, and Teacher’s Choices will now be called Children’s Favorites Award, Young Adult Favorites Award, and Teacher Favorites Award. We have also added the Librarian Favorites Award.

The ILA and CBC co-coordinated the Choices program since 1974. The program was paused in 2020 and now the CBC has agreed to run the program in full. We are grateful to the ILA for their years of work in making these lists a go-to resource for educators, librarians, and caregivers. 

Each year, young people from Kindergarten to 12th grade, teachers, and librarians across 50 states read newly-published children’s and YA books and vote for the ones they like best. 80 review teams across the country work so that kids and educators read and select books. These Favorites Award lists, selected from hundreds of titles submitted by publishers, can be counted as books children, young adults, teachers, and librarians really enjoy reading!




View the lists when they were known as Children’s Choices, Young Adults’ Choices, and Teacher’s Choices.

Publishers: Learn more about submitting titles to this listEmail Sommer.Wissner@cbcbooks.org with questions.

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  • Notable Social Studies List

    Notable Social Studies List

  • Outstanding Science List

    Outstanding Science List

  • Best STEM Books List

    Best STEM Books List

  • From Librarians

    From Librarians

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