The Bulletin of the
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Sound of Silence

Cover image from The Sound of Silence
© 2016 by Julia Kuo and used by permission of Little, Brown and Company.


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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.

Young student Yoshio searches Tokyo for ma, the most beautiful and most elusive sound, in this month's Big Picture, Katrina Goldsaito's The Sound of Silence, a new picture book featuring the digitally colored artwork of Julia Kuo. After accompaning Yoshio on his trip through Tokyo, be sure to check out what we starred this month.

Every so often, we put together a list of the best of series fiction we have seen in the last few years. Check out our 2016 Notable Series list, which features a roller skating unicorn, star crossed lovers, and Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla. Not all in one book, mind you...but wouldn't that be a treat?


The holidays are over but we're sure you can find more than a few occasions in the upcoming year to use our 2015 Guide Book to Gift Books. This updated and revised edition will help you with all your shopping needs--because who gives anything besides books, right? 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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