Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens – Spring 2013 Edition

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is now accepting submissions for the spring 2013 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens. For this edition, our committees will only be evaluating Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 titles. Please note: This will be your only opportunity to have your Summer/Fall 2012 titles evaluated for BBKT. The deadline to submit is September 5, 2012.

If you will not have copies of all of your Summer/Fall titles by the September 5 deadline, please send the titles you do have available and include completed title submission forms for each of the summer/fall titles you plan on submitting after the deadline. We will account for the late entries and accept their submission when they become available to you. They will then be forwarded to the committees for evaluation.

If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

To download the eligibility criteria and the title submission forms*, please click on the links below.

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

*The forms have been created using Adobe Professional and have been formatted so that anyone using the most basic of Adobe programs (i.e., Adobe Reader) can fill out the forms on their computer and save them to their files as PDFs before printing them.

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.

For more information, please contact:
Meghan Howe | Library Coordinator | The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
T: 416.975.0010 ext. 222 | F: 416.975.8970 | meghan@bookcentre.ca