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and Teaching Assistants

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education is a noncirculating collection of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is located in Room 401 Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills Street (upstairs from the main floor of MERIT Library).

The CCBC has an extensive collection of books published for children and teenagers in the United States in the 20th century, as well as many resources about children’s and young adult literature. CCBC librarians are children’s and young adult literature specialists, and we want to help you in any way we can.

Most campus users of the CCBC are involved in teacher or librarian education, but the interdiscplinary nature of children's literature, as well as its connection to the arts, draws individuals from across many academic discplines to our library.

Did you know? UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff have access to the Children's Literature Literature Comprehensive Database, a searchable database of thousands of titles for children and teens that includes full-text reviews and other information about the books. (CCBC reviews of titles we recommend are part of CLCD.) CLCD is accessible through the campus library website (click on "Databases").

Students Faculty/Instructors/TAs


The CCBC can help you as you look for children’s and young adult literature and related resources for:

  • course assisgnments
  • practicums
  • student teaching

or any other need.

In addition to our extensive children’s and young adult literature collections, the CCBC has:

and much more.

The CCBC is a noncirculating library. That means books cannot be checked out, and the resources are available whenver we are open. Stop by the CCBC during our public service hours, or contact us to find out more.

The CCBC also provides opportunities for you to

Here on the CCBC web site, you can find many helpful resources as well, including

-Authors and Artists
-Review journals
-Professional organizations
-Annual award and best-of-the-year distinctions

and much more.

Faculty/Instructors/Teaching Assistants

CCBC librarians are children’s and young adult literature specialists. We want to help you and your students make use of our collections and resources in any way we can. As you plan your courses we are happy to:

  • identify new and recently published children’s or young adult literature to include on a syllabus or as supplementary reading material;
  • put the children’s and young adult books on your syllabus on a reserve shelf here at our library (note: we do not have electronic reserves at the CCBC);
  • schedule a CCBC visit for your class. We can provide your students with a tour of the CCBC and overview of our services, as well as present on a wide range of topics, including:
-recent outstanding books for children or young adults
-books related to a specific subject, theme, or topic, such as art, music, history, English/language arts
-evaluating multicultural literature
-trends in book publishing
-book censorship and intellectual freedom
-graphic novels in the classroom

We also want to make sure that your students know about the CCBC as a resource where they can:

  • get help locating books for children and teenagers on a specific subject, theme or topic
  • see the newest books published for children and teenagers
  • research a particular author or illustrator for children’s and teenagers
Please contact CCBC Director Kathleen T. Horning (263-3721), or CCBC Librarian Megan Schliesman (262-9503) if we can assist you in these or any other ways.

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