The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences is a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship

Featured Events

On Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12 pm, Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Carnegie Mellon University, iSchool Research Fellow will present “Data Mining, Digital Humanities and Children’s Literature.” The event will be held in Room 211, Center for Children’s Books (School of Information Sciences, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820).


The 2024 Gryphon Lecture, “Grappling with Martin Luther King Jr. in Youth Literature: Sequence as Resistance” will be presented by Professor Katharine Capshaw on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in Room 126 at 501 E. Daniel St. The event will also be held online. To register for the Zoom meeting click here.

2024 Gryphon Lecture

Please visit the Gryphon Lecture section on our website underneath the Events’ heading to read more information about the 2024 Gryphon Lecture. 

On-Going Projects

Join Youth Services faculty and the Center for Children’s Books weekly Writing Hours. More information

The CCB publishes the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, a children’s book review journal founded in 1945.


NPS Books to Parks site for The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963,  built in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Center for Children’s Books
School of Information Sciences
501 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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