LibrariansWhether you work in a school or public library, the CCBC has a wealth of resources and services to assist you.
Hands-on Book Examination
CCBC collections include review
copies of the newest books for children and teenagers published in the United
States. If you live in or near Wisconsin, we invite you to visit us and spend
time doing hands-on book examination before you make your purchasing decisions.
Contact us to schedule your visit so you can make the most of your time spent
at the CCBC. (Check out our Book
of the Week review to see some recently published titles CCBC staff especially
Assistance with Book ChallengesThe CCBC Intellectual Freedom Information Services provide Wisconsin school and public librarians facing potential or actual book challenges with book-specific information. We also invite you to ask questions about intellectual freedom issues through our online What IF . . . .forum. And we have links to intellectual freedom resources and information here on our web site as well.
by the CCBC professional staff on a wide range of themes and topics for
children and teens from birth through high school, including those aligned with the Common Core Standards.
You can also find out how to order a copy of the most recent CCBC Choices, the CCBC's annual best-of-the-year list of outstanding books for children and teens.
Links to many of the annual children's and young
adult literature awards
and best-of-the-year lists.
Unique information on Wisconsin
authors and artists creating books for children
and teens, including the online CCBC
Directory of Wisconsin Children's
Book Creators and tips on hosting an author or illustrator
speeches and original interviews by a wide
range of authors, artists and others in the children's and
young adult literature field.
manuscript materials. Examine
the rough draft,
second draft and final manuscript of chapter one of The Westing
Game by Ellen Raskin, complete with notes from the author,
Listen to Ellen Raskin's
commentary, and examine her working notes and design concepts
for the book. This is a terrific resource to pass on to classroom
or to use as
a library book discussion.
- Archived web presentations about new books for children and teens.
Need additional information or assistance? Contact us if you have a specific question or concern related to children's and young adult literature, whether you're trying to help someone remember the title of a book they remember from childhood, or find books to meet the needs of students and classroom teachers.