UW Students, Faculty, Instructors
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").
The CCBC can help you as you look for children’s and young adult literature and related resources for:
- course assisgnments
- student teaching
or any other need.
In addition to our extensive children’s and young adult literature collections, the CCBC has:
- biographical information on authors and illustrators
- professional reviews and evaluations of books for children and teenagers
- lists of recommended books for children and young adults on a wide range of themes and topics
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
- Discuss newly published books for children and young adults
- Hear from visiting authors or artists at free public lectures
Here on the CCBC web site, you can find many helpful resources as well, including
- Original bibliographies and booklists created by CCBC staff
- Original interviews with authors and artists
- Links to a wealth of other children’s and young adult literature resources including:
and much more.
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
- 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:
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