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Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)

The CCBC is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, and receives additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. More about the CCBC.

Book of the Week

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    Shut Up, This Is Serious

    An affecting debut novel explores intersecting challenges in the lives of two teenage girls. Ever since Pa left, taking the family’s savings with him, Mexican American Belén has been struggling both in school—she’s flunking—and at home. Her mom is either absent or, if she’s home, crying; her older sister, Ava, works constantly to help support them.

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  • 2023 CCBC Diversity Statistics: Press Release and Media Kit

    The Cooperative Children’s Book Center has released its 2023 diversity statistics on the number of books it received by and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Check out the press release and media kit, …

  • CCBC Choices 2024 Is Now Available!

    CCBC Choices 2024, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), is now available. The list, created by the CCBC professional staff, recommends 238 books published for children and teens from birth …

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