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Joey Pigza cover

Cover image from The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
©2014 by Lane Smith and used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 


November'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.

The loveable Joey Pigza is back in this month's Big Picture, The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos, the final installment of that series. We've got our usual monthly features including the books we starred and a thoughtful quote, but our biggest announcement this month is the release of our updated and revised 2014 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 this holiday season (you can even download the PDF to your smartphone and have it on hand while shopping).

If you're anxiously awaiting our 2014 Blue Ribbon list, be sure to have read our 2013 Blue Ribbon award winners, the titles that earned our regards as best books of the past year.

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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