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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 annual August Special Feature highlights a nonfiction series that consistently brings together scientific knowledge and appealing accessibility, giving readers a chance to experience science out of the classroom.

If you missed it, take a look at July's Big Picture, Flutter and Hum: Animal Poems/Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales, a bilingual tribute to the creatures that surround us. You'll find teens with psychic powers in July's Dozen and be sure to check out what we starred in July.


Peruse the 2014 Blue Ribbons, a list of the best books of 2014 selected by the Bulletin staff. The gift-giving season has ended, but our updated and revised 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books is still useful throughout the year. 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).



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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