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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 Diversity Statistics: Numbers Are Just Part of the Story

    The May/June 2023 issue of The Horn Book Magazine is a special issue exploring “Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future.”  It includes an article about the CCBC’s work documenting diversity in books for youth, written by …

  • CCBC Choices 2023 Is Now Available!

    CCBC Choices 2023, 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 211 books published for children and teens from birth …

  • Michelle Edwards Wins 2023 Charlotte Zolotow Award

    Michelle Edwards has won the 2023 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book for Me and the Boss: A Story about Mending and Love.  A sibling relationship between Lee and his big sister, Zora …

  • Grace Lin and Alvina Ling: 2022 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

    Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, October 20, in Great Hall of Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus for the 2022 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture featuring author/illustrator Grace Lin and editor Alvina Ling in …

  • 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 …

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