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

As part of the CCB’s series of events focusing on the implementation of the TEAACH Act in Illinois, we will be hosting a roundtable discussion with four experts in education: Dr. Jon Hale,
Dr. Lindsay Stallones Marshall, Dr. Mario Rios Perez, and Dr. Yoon Pak.

The History of Changing U.S. History Instruction will take place 
via Zoom on Tuesday, March 7th from 12-1pm Central and
will be moderated by Professor Sara L. Schwebel,
Director of the Center for Children’s Books.

Visit our Calendar of Events page for more details.

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (#ABCCD) is a virtual, monthly book discussion group hosted by Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen.

An upcoming ABCCD sessions will be held via Zoom on
Tuesday, November 29.

Visit our Calendar of Events page for more details.

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.

Expected launch: Fall 2022.

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

Mailing Address

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

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