Children's Book Committee

Best Books of the Year - 2014 Edition Now Available

The central work of the Children's Book Committee is the review of more than 6,000 titles per year. The Best Children's Books of the Year is an annotated list of the CBC's selections. 

Submission Guidelines

Please send one copy of each book to:

The Children's Book Committee
Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Books must be received by November 15th to be considered. Publisher contact information must be included with each shipment or emailed to Updated publisher information is critical to our work.

The Children's Book Committee

The Children's Book Committee was founded more than 100 years ago to help parents, teachers, and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming.

One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16. The Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists with annotations, according to age and category.

Support the CBC

If you wish to support the work of the Committee, you may now make a donation online. Please see our Support the Children's Book Committee page. Thank you!