Best Books for Kids & Teens to be published semi-annually

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TORONTO (March 6, 2012) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce that Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) is transitioning from an annual guide to a semi-annual guide. In an effort to make BBKT more current and helpful as a selection tool, we will be publishing two issues a year starting in the fall of 2012. This fall’s edition will highlight Spring 2012 titles and next spring’s edition will highlight the previous season’s Fall 2012 titles.

Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, every title in Best Books for Kids & Teens has been given the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s stamp of approval. Every listing contains a brief summary of the book and the basic information needed for ordering. In addition, each book has a list of thematic links – a simple reference tool to help readers’ select appropriate books by subject.

CCBC members will now receive two editions of Best Books for Kids & Teens as part of their membership package, as will subscribers to Canadian Children’s Book News.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is now accepting submissions for the fall edition. Submission forms and eligibility criteria can be found online.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.


For further information contact:

Holly Kent | Sales and Marketing Manager | The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
T: 416 975-0010 ext. 221 |