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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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    Code Red

    Eden (white) is struggling to find her middle school footing after an injury ended the gymnastics career that once consumed her life. Although Eden is proud of her mom's rags-to-riches story as the founder and CEO of a menstrual products company, she's dismayed when her mom is invited to give a talk on Career Day and humiliated by the unpredictable period jokes and teasing that ensue.

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  • Kim Rogers Wins 2024 Charlotte Zolotow Award

    Kim Rogers has won the 2024 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book for Just Like Grandma. The wonderfully paced, lyrical story features a Wichita girl and her grandmother, each of whom …

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