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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

  • Bitter cover


    Bitter, who is Black, spent much of her childhood in foster care. Now she’s at Eucalyptus, a residential school for young artists run by the regal and mysterious Miss Virtue.

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  • Celebrating the Retirement of KT Horning

    KT Horning retired from the CCBC on July 1. Her chance introduction to the CCBC as an undergraduate at UW-Madison led to a long and distinguished career as a CCBC librarian, and director of the …

  • New CCBC Director Named

    Tessa Michaelson Schmidt will become the new director of the CCBC following the retirement of current director Kathleen T. Horning in July. A former CCBC librarian, Tessa is currently the assistant state superintendent for the …

  • CCBC Choices 2022 Now Available

    CCBC Choices 2022, the most recent edition of the CCBC’s annual best-of-the-year list, is now available. CCBC Choices 2022 recommends 273 books for children and teens published in 2021. The fully annotated booklet, available as …

  • Meg Medina Wins 2021-2022 Charlotte Zolotow Award

    Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, written by Meg Medina and illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, is the winner of the 2021-2022 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book. The award is given …

  • Timely Intellectual Freedom Resources

    We’ve curated a list of links to professional statements and resources developed in response to, or useful in responding to, recent challenges and/or public attacks of library and classroom materials.

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CCBC Book Discussion

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