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CCBC Choices 2020

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.

The CCBC Choices 2020 booklet highlighting 245 books published in 2019 booklet is now available. CCBC Choices 2020 list


Read our essays on past publishing trends.

How to Get a One or More Copies of CCBC Choices 2020

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 2020, 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:

Order and Pay online


Wisconsin residents: send $5.00 (to cover postage and handling) OR a self-addressed manilla envelope with $4.00 postage to:

CCBC Choices
401 Teacher Education
225 N. Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706

Outside Wisconsin: Send $10 to:

CCBC Choices
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 Choices

Past 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.

Choices Essays on Publishing Trends

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:

  • CCBC Choices 2019 (publishing in 2018)
  • CCBC Choices 2018 (publishing in 2017)
  • CCBC Choices 2017 (publishing in 2016)
  • CCBC Choices 2016 (publishing in 2015)
  • CCBC Choices 2015 (publishing in 2014)
  • CCBC Choices 2014 (publishing in 2013)
  • CCBC Choices 2013 (publishing in 2012)
  • CCBC Choices 2012 (publishing in 2011)
  • CCBC Choices 2011 (publishing in 2010)
  • CCBC Choices 2010 (publishing in 2009)
  • CCBC Choices 2009 (publishing in 2008)
  • CCBC Chocies 2008 (publishing in 2007)
  • CCBC Choices 2007 (publishing in 2006)
  • CCBC Choices 2006 (publishing in 2005)
  • CCBC Choices 2005 (publishing in 2004)
  • CCBC Choices 2004 (publishing in 2003)

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