CCBC Choices

CCBC Choices is a best-of-the-year list created annually by the librarians of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center.

Books recommended in CCBC Choices are included in the searchable CCBC- Recommended Books Database.

CCBC Choices 2023

Preliminary list of CCBC Choices 2023 books. (Updated 11/16/22)

We are reading and considering hundreds of books published in 2022 for potential inclusion in the next edition of CCBC Choices, which will come out early in 2023.

While Choices books are selected by CCBC staff, we welcome suggestions from Wisconsin librarians or teachers; if you’ve read a new book for children and teens that you want to make sure we consider for CCBC Choices 2023, email us the title, author, and publisher. Your thoughts about the book are welcome too!

CCBC Choices 2022

CCBC Choices 2022, recommending 273 books published in 2021 for children from birth through high-school age, is again be available as a pdf rather than a printed booklet.

CCBC Choices 2021

CCBC Choices 2021, recommending 257 books published in 2020 for children and teens, is available as a pdf (this year we are not distributing a pre-printed Choices 2021 booklet).

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.

CCBC Choices 2022 cover

Choices Essays on Publishing Trends

Each edition of CCBC Choices includes an essay on publishing trends that we observed in the previous year. Read our annual essays, which are part of our occasional On Books and Publishing series.