Best Books For Kids & Teens

Best Books for Kids & Teens is your guide to the best new Canadian books, magazines, audio and video for children and teens. Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, every title in this guide has been given the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s stamp of approval.

Expert committees of educators, booksellers, school and public librarians from across Canada have handpicked the materials listed below. Committees look for excellence in writing, illustration or performance. Most importantly, these committees focus on selecting materials that will appeal to children and young adults.

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The CCBC is now accepting submissions for the spring 2021 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens. Normally our committees would only be evaluating books/resources published between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, if publishers have books/resources published during the first half of the year that they were unable to submit to the fall 2020 edition, we will accept them now. Therefore, for the spring 2021 edition, our committees will be reviewing books/resources published between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Click here for more details.


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