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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


  • CCBC Choices 2021 Available

    CCBC Choices 2021, the most recent edition of the CCBC’s annual best-of-the-year list, is now available. For decades the annual list has been published as a fully annotated printed booklet. This year’s list, recommending 257 …

  • CCBC in the News

    The January/February 2021 issue of The Horn Book Magazine featured two pieces by by CCBC librarians: “CCBC Diversity Statistics: New Categories, New Data” by Madeline Tyner looks at our diversity statistics for 2019 “Sometimes You …

  • Charlotte Zolotow Award Change Due to COVID

    The term of the current Charlotte Zolotow Award has been extended for an additional year due to challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021-2022 Charlotte Zolotow Award will consider eligible books published during both the …

  • New CCBC Web Site Offers Robust Book Search, Much More

    With today’s launch of the new Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) web site, the children’s and young adult literature library of the UW-Madison School of Education is providing Wisconsin librarians, teachers and others new ways …

  • CCBC Diversity Statistics for 2019

    It took a bit longer than usual with the challenges presented by COVID-19, but our Diversity Statistics for 2019 are now compiled.

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