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Children’s Choices

Children’s Choices

The books in these lists are read and voted on by 12,500 children across the US each year. These Children’s Choices can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading.

Each year, children from Kindergarten – 8th grade in five regions of the United States read newly-published children’s trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from hundreds of titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading.

Since 1974, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, booksellers, librarians, parents, caregivers — everyone who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure — and children themselves.

The project is co-sponsored by the CBC and the International Literacy Association (ILA).


WINNING TITLES (Annotated Lists)

Visit literacyworldwide.org for previous years’ lists.


Selection Process

Each year, publishers submit hundreds of titles to be evaluated and voted on by 12,500 children. Throughout the school year, five review teams across the country work with their local classroom teachers and librarians to incorporate the books into classroom activities. The top titles are announced at the ILA Annual Convention in July. The fully annotated list of Children’s Choices appears in early May on the ILA website.

2019 submissions are closed; winners will be announced in May 2019. Sample Submission Call Guidelines as a reference (2019)

Email Laura.Peraza@cbcbooks.org or call 917.890.7416 with questions about the submission process and/or to be added to an email list for information regarding the 2020 submissions.


Children's & Teen Choice Boo AwardsTHE CHILDREN’S CHOICE BOOK AWARDS

Submissions to the Children’s Choices program may become finalists in the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national child-chosen awards program in the country.



PUBLISHERS: Learn more about other Best Of Lists here or about the benefits of membership here.

Join the Project! Would you like to become a part of this exciting project? The complete packet of Team Leader responsibilities and application information is available online.


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