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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.

Babies! Who doesn't like babies? Well, except their less than enthusiastic older siblings and occasionally their sleep deprived parents. It happens. This month's Big Picture by Isol depicts all the wondrous and bothersome ways babies disrupts families and the joyful chaos that ensues. As always, you can also check out what we starred this month and our monthly quote.

It's here! The 2015 Guide Book to Gift Books is updated and revised and ready to help you with all your shopping needs this holiday season (because who gives anything besides books, am I right?) Over three hundred titles, annotated and organized by age group, will help you select the perfect books for giving (or adding to your own list).

Peruse the 2014 Blue Ribbons, a list of the best books of 2014 selected by the Bulletin staff. The 2015 Blue Ribbons will be announced January 1, 2016.  You can also take a look at our compiled list of Children's Book Award Winners for 2015.

Curious about how The Bulletin works? The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books is the only major reviewing periodical for children's literature whose entire reviewing staff meets regularly, reads and discusses everyone else's reviews for the issue. Check out this video to learn more about our Bulletin reviewing team!

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