Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Children's Book Council

If you are looking for children's books that are a bit more contemporary than many of those on the other lists I've posted, you might want to take a look at the lists available at the Children's Book Council site. http://www.cbcbooks.org/readinglists/ Keep in mind that contemporary works may touch on subject matter that you may want to vet for your children.

They state their mission as follows:

About CBC: Mission Statement
The Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.
The goals of the Children's Book Council are:
• to make the reading and enjoyment of children's books an essential part of America's educational and social goals;
• to enhance public perception of the importance of reading by disseminating information about books and related materials for young people and information about children's book publishing; and
• to create materials to support literacy and reading encouragement programs and to encourage the annual observance of National Children's Book Week and Young People's Poetry Week.

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