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Index to the CCBC-Net Archives
of Past Discussions

Below is a categorical listing of the monthly topics discussed on CCBC-Net since it began in June, 1995. The month that each discussion took place appears in parentheses after the topic subject. (It may also be helpful to check the subsquent month in case the discussion carried over.)

The Authors and Illustrators category lists individual book creators who have been the topic of discussion. The Books category lists individual books that were the discusson topic, as well as books that the CCBC cited as examples in describing a theme, issue or genre discussion topic. The Book Awards category lists discussions of selected children's literature awards that took place in the weeks after they were announced. The Genres, Issues and Themes category lists all other thematic and topical discussions we've had on CCBC-Net.

Individual authors, illustrators and book titles are listed below only if they were announced as part of the topic of discussion for a month. Dozens of book creators and many hundreds of titles have also been discussed on CCBC-Net in the course of our book award and genre-, theme-, and issue-oriented discussions over the years--those individuals and titles are not indexed below.

Accessing the Archives:

If you are a member of the CCBC-Net community, click here to access the archives. (You will need the username and password for accessing the archives. This information appears at the bottom of each CCBC-Net post.)

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Authors and Illustrators

Books (Individual Titles)

Book Awards

Genres, Issues and Themes


Authors and Illustrators

  • Almond, David, especially Skellig and Kit’s Wilderness (July, 2000)

  • Bang, Molly (September, 1997)

  • Bang, Molly, and Other Outstanding Writers of Picture Books (May, 2000)

  • Block, Francesca Lia (June, 2005)

  • Blume, Judy (October, 2008)

  • Browne, Anthony (June, 2000)

  • Bruchac, Joseph (October, 1999)

  • Canadian Children’s and Young Adult Authors (September, 1999)

  • Cleary, Beverly (August, 2000)

  • Cormier, Robert (August, 2001)

  • Fleischman, Paul (May and June, 1997)

  • Freedman, Russell (April, 1998)

  • Hamilton, Virginia (September, 2002 and June, 1995)

  • Johnson, Angela (September, 2005)

  • Machado, Ana Maria (June 2000)
  • Madden, Kerry (May, 2009)

  • Lowry, Lois (August, 2003)

  • Kerr, M.E. (June, 2002)

  • Konigsburg, E.L. (October, 2004)

  • Lowry, Lois, especially Number the Stars and The Giver (January, 1997)

  • Lowry, Lois (August, 2003)

  • MacLachlan, Patricia (October,2007)
  • Macaulay, David (November, 2006)

  • Mahy, Margaret, especially The Haunting and The Changeover (August, 1995)

  • Myers, Walter Dean, especially Scorpions and Fallen Angels (September, 1995)

  • New Voices (New Authors and Illustrators) (October, 2002)

  • Nye, Naomi Shihab (September, 2003)

  • Paterson, Katherine (August, 1999)

  • Pinkney, Jerry (October, 1996)

  • Pinkney Family (June, 2006)

  • Pringle, Laurence (November, 1996)

  • Pullman, Philip (May, 2001)

  • Rowling, J. K., see Harry Potter under Books

  • Rylant, Cynthia (July, 1998)

  • Simont, Marc (April, 2001)

  • Sís, Peter (June, 2001)

  • Taylor, Mildred D., especially The Well and other Logan Family books (October, 1995)

  • Ungerer, Tomi (August, 1999)

  • Temple, Frances (June, 1996 and July 1995)

  • Willems, Mo (August, 2012)

  • Williams, Vera V. (August, 2003 and April, 1996)

  • Wolff, Virginia Euwer, especially True Believer and Make Lemonade (July, 2001)
  • Woodson, Jacqueline (June, 2008)

  • Zolotow, Charlotte (June, 1997)


  • Books (Individual Titles)

    see also the titles listed under Authors and Illustrators, above


  • Alice In Wonderland by C.S. Lewis (October, 2000)

  • Arlene Sardine by Chris Raschka (September, 1998)

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson (November, 2008)
  • Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin (May, 2014)

  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (October, 1999)

  • Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen (October, 1996)

  • Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp (August, 1997)
  • Catcher in the Rye : Holden's Legacy (April 2010)
  • Crossing Stones by Helen Frost (April, 2014)
  • The Cuckoo’s Child by Suzanne Freeman (September, 1996)

  • Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom edited by Leonard S. Marcus (August, 1998)
  • Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl (November, 2001)
  • Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden (June, 2014)
  • Goodnight, Moon: 50th Anniversary by Margaret Wise Brown (September, 1997)
  • The F-It List by Julie Halpern (March, 2014)
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (July, 1996)
  • Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling
  • How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle (February, 2014)
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth (February, 2014)
  • Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman (May, 2014)
  • Pottermania! (Including the first three volumes) (November, 1999)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (September, 2000)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (June, 2003)

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (August, 2005)

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (August, 2007)
  • Harry Potter and Final Farwell (final movie, entire series) (July, 2010)

  • Harper Lee: Up Close by Kerry Madden (May, 2009)
  • The Hidden Adult by Perry Nodelman (July, 2009)
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (August, 2010)
  • Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli (April, 1999)
  • Looking Back by Lois Lowry (April, 1999)
  • Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen (November, 1996)
  • Making Up Megaboy by Virgina Walters (July, 1999)

  • The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (November, 1995)
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers (July, 1999)
  • Morris MIcklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino (May, 2014)
  • The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban (July, 2000)
  • No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart (June, 2014)
  • No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita Lobel (April, 1999)
  • Protecting Marie by Kevin Henkes (January, 1996)
  • Smack by Melvin Burgess (June, 1998)
  • Slot Machine by Chris Lynch (March, 1996)
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (March, 2014)
  • Tenderness by Robert Cormier (August, 1997)
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (July, 1995)
  • What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman (April, 2014)

  • Book Awards (Winners and Honor Books: Selected Awards)

  • American Library Association Awards

  • Initial Reactions to Announcement (January: 2002 - 2010, February 2008; January, 2011-2012)

  • American Indian Youth Literature Award (March, 2010)
  • Batchelder (March: 1996 - 2007, February: 2008-2010)
  • Belpre (March, 2008-2010, 2006, 2004, 2000; February: 2002)
  • Caldecott (February: 2008-2009, 2002-2006, 1999, 1998, 1996;
    January: 2010, 2007, 2001, 2000; March: 1997
  • )
  • Coretta Scott King (March: 2003 - 2010, 1999, 1997;
  • February: 2000 - 2002, 1998,1996)
  • Geisel (February 2006 - 2010)
  • Newbery (February: 2002 - 2009, 1999, 1996;

  • January: 2010, 2000-2001 1998; March: 1997
    )
  • Newbery Redux: What Newbery Books Have Stood the Test of Time? September, 2007)
  • Odyssey (March, 2010, 2008; April 2009)
  • Printz (February: 2004 - 2007, 2000 - 2001; March: 2002 - 2003, 2008-2010, July, 2012)

  • Sibert (March: 2005-2010, 2001-2002; late March-early April: 2004; February, 2003)
  • YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award (March, 2010)

  • Jane Addams Book Awards (as part of discussion on social justice) (November, 2007)

  • National Book Award Winner and Nominees (January: 2002 - 2007, November, 2010)

  • Zolotow Award Books (March, 1999)

  • Genres, Issues and Themes

  • American Indians, Evaluating Books by and about (October, 1999)

  • Art and Artists in Literature for Children and Young Adults (June, 2006; April 2013)
  • Asian/Pacific and Asian/Pacific American Literature for Children and Young Adults (September, 2009)
  • Audio Books (March, 2008, April 2009; June 2013)

  • Australian Children’s Literature (July, 2002; September 2007)

  • Authors We'd Like to Hear From Again: Write Something More! (October, 2005)
  • Autobiographies of Children’s Authors and Illustrators (April, 1999)


  • Babies, Books for (November, 2005)
  • Behavior (Books Addressing/Modeling Behavior) (September, 2011)
  • Bilingual Books (English/Spanish) (September, 2010)
  • Biographies and Autobiographies, Evaluating (May, 1996)
  • Blogs: Everybody's Talkin': Books and Blogs (July, 2008)
  • Board Books: Get on Board! (September, 2008)
  • Book Discussion: Talking Books (October, 2009)
  • Book Selection: How Do Children and Young Adults Choose Books? (October, 2004)
  • Boys and Books (April, 2010)
  • Bullying, Teasing, and Relational Aggression in Books for Children and Teens (March, 2008)
  • Caldecott Award at 75 (May, 2013)

  • Celebrity Books (I Can Do That!) (June, 2006)
  • Censorship/Self-Censorship (Professional Boundaries, Personal Responsibilities) (September, 2010)

  • Classics: What is a Classic? (July, 1997)
  • Classics: Newbery Redux: What Newbery Books Have Stood the Test of Time (September, 2007)
  • Coming of Age (November, 2003)

  • Community: Literature about Community/Community through Literature (October, 2003)\
  • Concept Books: Alphabetter (August, 2013)

  • Creative Non-Fiction (April, 2002)

  • Crossover Books (June, 1999; October, 2009)


  • Disability, Portrayal of in Books for Children and Teens (October, 2006)


  • Families, Images of (November, 2002)

  • Fantasy: Strong Female Characters in Enchantress from the Stars and other Fantasies
    (November, 2001)
  • Fantasy: New Fantasy of Note May, 2006)
  • Fantasy: Dystopias, Disasters and Other Futurescapes (August, 2010)
  • Favorites of the Year (December of each year, 1995-present)
  • Favorites, Old: Back in Print? (July, 2012)

  • First Books (Promising Debuts) (February, 2011)
  • Folktales (March, 2010)

  • Forms and Formats: Old Stories, New Forms (July, 2006)


  • GLBTQ (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Questioning) Literature
    (June, 2004; May, 2008; May 2010)

  • Gender (July, 2005; August, 2013)
  • Genre-Jumping (July, 2010)

  • Girls (Female Characters) (November, 2001; March, 2011)

  • Graphic Novels (April, 2004; June, 2010)


  • Hans Christian Andersen Award (August: 2003 and 1999; June, 2000)

  • Historical Fiction (October, 1997 and May, 2004)
  • History: When Is the Past Historical? (November, 2012)

  • History through Nonfiction (November, 2000)

  • Holocaust Literature (April, 2006)

  • Home (Finding the Way Home) (July, 2013)

  • Homelessness (April, 1997)

  • Horror Stories (October, 2007)

  • How Much Do We Tell the Children? (November, 2011)

  • Humor (May, 2002; June, 2013)
  • Humor for Younger Children (May, 1998)
  • Humor for Older Children (May, 1998)

  •  

  • Immigrants and Immigration: Finding Home (May, 2007)


  • Jacket Art: Cover Talk (February, 2012)
  • Latino Picture Books and Publishing (February 2013)


  • Life-Changing Books (May, 2006)

  • Literature as Message: Do You Want a Story with That? (May, 2007)


  • Middle East, Books about (May, 2008)
  • Middle Grade Fiction (July, 2012)
  • Movie Adaptations:
    Books on the Big Screen (July, 2003; November, 2007; August, 2009)

    At the Movies: Hunger Games (April, 2012)

  • Multilcutural Literature: Awards (March, 2010)
  • Multicultural Literature: Beyond the Nubmers (February, 2014)
  • Multicultural Literature: Humor (February 2013)
  • Music and Musicians in Literature for Children and Young Adults (April 2013)
  • Mysteries (July, 2010)

  • Newbery Winners of the Past (July, 1997)

  • Newly Independent Readers, Books for (October, 2001)
  • Non-Fiction: Creative Non-Fiction (April, 2002)
  • Non-Fiction: It's Not Just the Facts (including Common Core Standards) (April, 2012)
  • Non-Fiction: Meeting the Standards, Engaging Children and Teens (June, 2014)
  • Non-Fiction: Notable Non-Fiction (October, 2010)
  • Non-Fiction: Primary Sources (Up Close with Harper Lee and Other Books)
    (May, 2009)
  • Non-Fiction: Documentation (Source Notes) (October, 2010)
  • Non-Fiction: Pairing with Fiction (Made for Each Other) (September, 2013)

  • Nonlinear Narratives (October and November, 1998)
  • Nostalgia in Books: Retro Reads or Timeless Topics? (February, 2008)


  • Novels in Verse: Versify (April, 2012)


  • Orphans and Abandonment (August, 2005)


  • Parallel Perspectives: Subjects through Fact and Fiction (September, 2008)

  • Picture Books: Changes and Trends (August, 1996; April, 2008; November 2009)
  • Picture Books: Declining Numbers (A Paucity of Picture Books) (November, 2010)
  • Picture Books: Outstanding Writers (May, 2000)
  • Picture Books: Reviewing and Evaluating (September, 1998)
  • Picture Books: Tried and True Picture Book Creators (May, 2009)
  • Picture Books for Older Children and Teens (November, 1997 and September, 2006)

  • Poetry (April, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2014)

  • Poetry: Novels in Verse (April, 2012)
  • Poetry: Outstanding Recent Poetry (April, 2003; 2005; 2006)
  • Poetry: Anthologies (February, 1997; April, 2008)

  • Point of View (November, 1998)

  • Politics (Politics and Purpose) (April, 2005)

  • Popular Culture (July, 2004)
  • Poverty and Working Class Families: Tight Times (May, 2011)
  • Primary Sources (Harper Lee: Up Close and other books) (May, 2009)
  • Printz Award Turns Thirteen (July, 2012)
  • Promising Newcomers (April, 2009)

  • Publishing in a Post-9/11 World (September, 2006)
  • Publishing: Turning Points: Books That Made a Difference (October, 2006)

  • Read-Alouds (August, 2004; April, 2011)

  • Regional Children's Literature: A Sense of Place (September, 2005)
  • Religion (November, 2004)

  • Reluctant Readers, Books for (August, 2006)
  • Reluctant Readers: Definining/Meeting Their Needs (February, 2011)
  • Reviews: Reading (and Writing) Reviews (November, 2009)


  • Scary Stories (October, 2005; October, 2011)

  • School, Images of (September, 2004)
  • School Stories (September, 2011; September, 2013)

  • Science: Simple Science (Books for Younger Children) (July, 2005)

  • Science: Narrative in Children’s Science Books (November, 1996)
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy: Dystopias, Disasters and Other Future Scapes (August, 2010)

  • Sequels, Prequels and Other Literary Series (May, 1999)
  • Series Books (November, 2005; August, 2010)

  • Social Justice (November, 2007; November, 2011)

  • Sports Books (September, 2001, and January, 1999)

  • Struggling Readers, Books for (November, 2006)

  • Summer Storie: Camp CCBC-Net (July, 2006)
  • Survival Stories (July, 2007)
  • Technolgy AND the Book / Technology IN the Book (September, 2012)
  • Terror and Tragedy: Books to Share with Children in Difficult Times (Late September, 2001)

  • Transitions (Books Showing Times of Change) (September, 2004)

  • Travel Storeis (On the Road: Books about Travel) (July, 2007; July, 2013)
  • Transgender and Gender Non-Conformity in Books for Children and Teens (May, 2014)

  • Translated Books (March, 1998) see also Batchelder Award


  • Vacations (On Vacation: Books about) (August, 2008)


  • What Are You Reading? (May, 2005)

  • Women’s History (November, 2004)
  • Writers: Characters in Books as Writers (April, 2007)


  • Young Adult Literature (see also Printz Award) : After Twilight (What Do Teens Want?) (July, 2009)
  • Young Adult LIterature: Books Open to Interpretation (July, 1999)
  • Young Adult Literature: Humorous (LOL) (November, 2008)
  • Young Adult Literature: Should Books Teach Lessons? (August, 2010)
  • Young Adult Literature on the Edge (May, 2003; June, 2005)
  • Young Adult LIterature: The 1997 Publishing Year (August, 1997)
  • Young Adult Literature: Adult Characters (November, 2012)
  • Young Adult Literature: From Young Adut to New Adult: The Past, Present and Future of YA Publishing (October, 2013)
  • Young Adult LIterature: Portrayals of Sex (Beyond Forever) (March, 2014)
  • Young Adult LIterature: Realism (July, 2014)




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