Children’s Book Council Resources

16 Mar

“The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy.”  I am currently an ALA intern serving a two-year term with the CBC meeting in New York twice a year to talk about what they’re doing to support literacy.  The CBC has some great resources for families as well as librarians to encourage literacy.

Building a Home Library  – every two years a new list comes out with classics as well as newly published material perfect for different age groups.

The Children’s Choice Book Awards – the only national book award where winners are voted for by kids and teens

Diverse Kids’ and YA Lit – an extensive list of children’s literature that deals in some part with diversity

Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens – recognizes popular, math-related fiction and nonfiction for very young children through teenagers, with a view toward inspiring children of all ages to cultivate a love of mathematics in the world around them.

The CBC offers a lot of other resources as well including a new section with information pertaining to the Common Core.  The CBC also assists in sponsoring Children’s Book Week (celebrating it’s 96th year – May 4 – 10, 2015) administered by Every Child A Reader.

Definitely take the time to visit CBC online to find out more about what this nonprofit does to promote children’s literature!


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