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Updates to the Children’s Book Council Website

on September 17, 2013

The Children’s Book Council of New York has updated their website and it includes some fantastic goodies! I have my eye on the reading lists, newsletters and the Kid Lit News and Kid Lit Events.

A brand-new version of the CBC site is now live at!

Some features that might be of particular interest to you:

·         A search function for our reading lists and round-ups that will enable parents/caregivers, teachers, librarians, and booksellers to easily find the perfect books for their young readers. As you can see, there are options to search by age, format, genre, Seasonal Showcase theme, & by Children’s Choice Book Awards Winners. Additional functionality that will enable visitors to search for a book that falls within as many categories as they select is coming soon.

·         For all books featured on our site, we now have the ability to embed the book trailer and to link to more information/a preferred purchasing site for the title. See example here.

·         A showcase for titles featuring diversity on our home page (curated by CBC Diversity), and in our reading lists section here

·         Under Reading Lists, a new section detailing all the previous winners and finalists of the Children’s Choice Book Awards

·         A detailed FAQs section designed to help aspiring authors and illustrators, non-member publishers, and more visitors to our site find the information they need

·         A comprehensive (nearly!) archive of all of the job moves at our member publishing houses over the last few months

·         Online newsletter sign-up for both members and the kid lit community at large

·         and much more

Continued features include:

·         Kid lit news – the best in children’s and young adult literature and literacy news!

·         Kid lit events – fun children’s and young adult literature events from coast to coast!

·         Job openings – recent job openings at our member publishers

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