• Facebook
  • Facebook
  • Facebook
header illustration

Explore the
Book Centre

What does it take to get a children’s book published? What are children’s book publishers looking for? How do booksellers pick the books they sell? Let our panel of experts show you what you need to do to get your manuscript published!

Support the CCBC by becoming a member.

Programmes et ressources du CLJC en français

Our database of historical fiction and non-fiction books for educators.

Find and book your favourite authors, illustrators & storytellers.

Back issues of our popular news and reviews magazine are online – for free!

Click here to download


The Canadian Children's Book Centre is an Amazon.ca Associate.

Publications

Best Books for Kids & Teens

Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, Best Books for Kids & Teens is your guide to the best new Canadian books, magazines, audio and video that have been handpicked by expert committees of teachers, educators and librarians from across the country.

Canadian Children’s Book News

Our magazine is packed with book reviews,annotated reading lists, author and illustrator profiles and more. Published quarterly by season, it is read and re-read as the guide to Canadian children’s books.

Get Published!

Interested in writing or illustrating children’s books? Our bestselling kit includes Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: A Guide to Getting Published, which includes information on submitting manuscripts and portfolios, copyright procedures, and the children’s publishing industry, an annually updated list of Canadian children’s book publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts and artwork and other resources to help you get your work published.

Book Week Materials

Celebrate Canadian children’s books during TD Children’s Book Week and all year long! Book Week materials include a poster to hang in your classroom or library; bookmarks to hand out to your students; and a free online theme guide, which lists Canadian children’s and young adult books, and is packed with activity ideas for using these books in the classroom or library.

Theme Guides

Our theme guides are packed with book recommendations and activities to help you use Canadian books in your classrooms and libraries.

Our Choice

Our Choice, our annual review of the best in children’s books, was renamed Best Books for Kids & Teens in 2008. Back issues of Our Choice are still available, and many of the articles and reviews have been placed online. Click the title above to explore!