CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Spring 2014

for books/resources published between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the next instalment of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video, which will be released in April 2014.

For this edition, our committees will only be evaluating books/resources published between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Please note: This will be your only opportunity to have titles published during this timeframe evaluated for BBKT. The deadline to submit is October 1, 2013. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

Please send completed title submission forms for ALL titles you plan on submitting. If some of your books are not available until after the October 1 submission deadline, you may send them when they become available as long as you have submitted a completed title submission form by the October 1 deadline so that we can account for late arrivals.

BBKT Call for Submissions
BBKT Eligibility Criteria

BBKT Title Submission Forms

BBKT Title Submission Form – Book
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video

Please send us a copy of the catalogues that correspond with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators. Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or land immigrant/permanent resident of Canada who has currently resided in Canada for at least two years.

Note to US and foreign publishers: When you are sending your submissions, please make sure that all courier charges, including duty, are billed to the sender. The CCBC cannot incur these costs. Packages flagged as COD will be refused.

Important note regarding eBooks: Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions. However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at 416.975.0010 ext. 222 or