CCBC Choices 2016
is now available!
CCBC Choices is a best-of-the-year list created annually by the librarians of the Cooperative Children's Book Center and published by the Friends of the CCBC, Inc. CCBC Choices 2016 is a fully annotated listing of 259 books published in 2015 for birth through high school and recommended by the CCBC professional staff. Author/title/illustrator and subject indexes are included.
(Click here for list of the Choices 2016 titles.)
Read our essays on publishing trends.
Public libraries, schools and other institutions in Wisconsin that are part of the statewide library delivery network may request one or more copies be sent at no cost via the network. Contact Megan Schliesman, 608-262-9503, to request Choices, or with questions.
A single copy of CCBC Choices 2016 will be sent to each public library in Wisconsin in mid to late March. Additional copies may be requested following the directions above.
A single copy of CCBC Choices 2016 will also be sent to all current (renewed for 2016) members of the Friends of the CCBC in late March.
If your Wisconsin school or district isn't part of the statewide library delivery network, we can send copies at no cost to any public library in Wisconsin. Contact your local public library to make arrangements to have them delivered there, and then contact Megan with the quantity requested, library name and contact person, and delivery network information.
To request a copy be sent by U.S.mail:
Wisconsin residents: send $4.00 (to cover postage and handling) OR
a self-addressed manilla envelope with $4.00 postage to:
401 Teacher Education
225 N. Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706
Outside Wisconsin: Send $10 to:
Friends of the CCBC, Inc.
P.O. Box 5189
Madison, WI 53705
You must send payment with order--no purchase orders accepted.
Past Editions of CCBC ChoicesPast editions of CCBC Choices are also available as PDFs online through the University of Wisconsin Digital Library. (This is not a searchable database.)Annotations from CCBC Choices since 1990 are part of the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, a subscription-based searchable database with reviews from the CCBC and many other sources.
Each edition of CCBC Choices includes an essay on publishing trends in books for children and teens that we observed in the previous year. Read the essays from recent editions of Choices: