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August's online Bulletin features include...

Bulletin Archives and Awards lists...

Welcome to the homepage of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.

Our August Special Feature takes a look at the research project that's underway here at the Center for Children's Books. "Closing the App Gap" examines how tablets and tablet-based apps might be used in summer reading programs for children. Check out the feature page for more info. Be sure to return next month for our usual round of stars, Dozens, quotes, and of course, our Big Picture.

After plenty of reading and deliberation, the Bulletin staff is pleased to announce our 2013 Blue Ribbon award winners, the titles that earned our regards as best books of the past year.

The holidays are over but if you've still got gift-giving opportunities or are just looking for a few suggestions, take a look at our updated and revised 2013 Guide Book to Gift Books. Over three hundred titles, annotated and organized by age group, will help you select the perfect books for giving and receiving (you can even download the PDF to your smartphone and have it on hand while shopping).

Check out the Stellar Series list! We've highlighted some notable series that come highly recommended and have at least three volumes, the most recent of which has been published in the last twelve months. Happy reading!


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