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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.

How to Get a One or More Copies of CCBC Choices

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:

Order and Pay online

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Wisconsin residents: send $4.00 (to cover postage and handling) OR a self-addressed manilla envelope with $4.00 postage to:

CCBC Choices
401 Teacher Education
225 N. Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706

Outside Wisconsin: Send $10 to:

CCBC Choices
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 Choices

Past 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.

Choices Essays on Publishing Trends

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:

  • CCBC Choices 2016 (publishing in 2015)
  • CCBC Choices 2015 (publishing in 2014)
  • CCBC Choices 2014 (publishing in 2013)
  • CCBC Choices 2013 (publishing in 2012)
  • CCBC Choices 2012 (publishing in 2011)
  • CCBC Choices 2011 (publishing in 2010)
  • CCBC Choices 2010 (publishing in 2009)
  • CCBC Choices 2009 (publishing in 2008)
  • CCBC Chocies 2008 (publishing in 2007)
  • CCBC Choices 2007 (publishing in 2006)
  • CCBC Choices 2006 (publishing in 2005)
  • CCBC Choices 2005 (publishing in 2004)
  • CCBC Choices 2004 (publishing in 2003)


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