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Whether you work in a school or public library, the CCBC has a wealth of resources and services to assist you.

Hands-on Book Examination

CCBC collections include review copies of the newest books for children and teenagers published in the United States. If you live in or near Wisconsin, we invite you to visit us and spend time doing hands-on book examination before you make your purchasing decisions. Contact us to schedule your visit so you can make the most of your time spent at the CCBC. (Check out our Book of the Week review to see some recently published titles CCBC staff especially appreciate.)

Assistance with Book Challenges

The CCBC Intellectual Freedom Information Services provide Wisconsin school and public librarians facing potential or actual book challenges with book-specific information. We also invite you to ask questions about intellectual freedom issues through our online What IF . . . .forum. And we have links to intellectual freedom resources and information here on our web site as well.

Web Resources

  • Original bibliographies created by the CCBC professional staff on a wide range of themes and topics for children and teens from birth through high school, including those aligned with the Common Core Standards.

    You can also find out how to order a copy of the most recent CCBC Choices, the CCBC's annual best-of-the-year list of outstanding books for children and teens.

  • Links to many of the annual children's and young adult literature awards and best-of-the-year lists.

  • Original interviews by a wide range of authors, artists and others in the children's and young adult literature field.

  • The Westing Game manuscript materials. Examine the rough draft, first draft, second draft and final manuscript of chapter one of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, complete with notes from the author, editor, copyeditor and proofreader. Listen to Ellen Raskin's commentary, and examine her working notes and design concepts for the book. This is a terrific resource to pass on to classroom teachers, or to use as part of a library book discussion.

  • Archived web presentations about new books for children and teens.

Outreach to Wisconsin librarians and teachers


Need additional information or assistance? Contact us if you have a specific question or concern related to children's and young adult literature, whether you're trying to help someone remember the title of a book they remember from childhood, or find books to meet the needs of students and classroom teachers.

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