The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists to help teachers, librarians, parents, and booksellers discover new, wonderful books for the children in their lives. We encourage you to make copies of these materials for your classroom or personal use.
Hot Off the Press is our unique online bibliography featuring anticipated bestsellers, either recently published or forthcoming, published by CBC member publishers.
Showcase is our quarterly thematic reading list for all ages.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is a reading list selected by twelve social studies educators who decide on the best books of the year. This is an annual project of the National Council for the Social Studies and CBC.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 is a reading list selected by nine science educators who decide on the best books of the year. This is an annual project of the National Science Teachers Association and CBC.
Children’s Choices is an annual project of the CBC and the International Reading Association. The Children’s Choices list is chosen by five teams of 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-selected awards program.
Click on the menu to the left to view all the current up to date selection for each of our listings.
The submissions period is now closed. Please check back later for information on the finalized reading lists!