CCBC Choices 2019
CCBC Choices is a best-of-the-year list created annually by the librarians of the Cooperative Children's Book Center and published by the Friends of the CCBC, Inc.
CCBC Choices 2019, recommending 258 books published in 2018, is now available. The fully annotated booklet includes author/title and subject indexes. See below for how to obtain a copy after it is released. (See the list of selected titles.)
Read our essays on past publishing trends.
Copies will be sent out to system youth services liaisons for all Wisconsin public libraries in mid-March.
The Friends of the CCBC,who underwrite the cost of Choices, will also mail a copy to each of their members. (If you haven't yet renewed for 2019, do so now!)
Public libraries, schools and other institutions in Wisconsin that are part of the statewide library delivery network may request one or more (additional) copies be sent at no cost via the network. Contact Megan Schliesman, 608-262-9503, to request Choices, or with questions.
If your Wisconsin school or district isn't part of the statewide library delivery network, we can send copies at no cost to any public library in Wisconsin. Contact your local public library to make arrangements to have them delivered there, and then contact Megan with the quantity requested, library name and contact person, and delivery network information.
To request a copy be sent by U.S.mail:
Wisconsin residents: send $5.00 (to cover postage and handling) OR
a self-addressed manilla envelope with $4.00 postage to:
401 Teacher Education
225 N. Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706
Outside Wisconsin: Send $10 to:
Friends of the CCBC, Inc.
P.O. Box 5189
Madison, WI 53705
You must send payment with order--no purchase orders accepted.
Past Editions of CCBC ChoicesPast editions of CCBC Choices are also available as PDFs online through the University of Wisconsin Digital Library. (This is not a searchable database.)Annotations from CCBC Choices since 1990 are part of the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, a subscription-based searchable database with reviews from the CCBC and many other sources.
Each edition of CCBC Choices includes an essay on publishing trends in books for children and teens that we observed in the previous year. Read the essays from recent editions of Choices: