Children’s Choices is a recommended reading list that has been a joint project of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) since 1974. Publishers submit a total of nearly 1,000 titles, published in the previous year, to be evaluated and voted on by 10,000 children. Throughout the school year, five review teams across the country work with teachers and school librarians to incorporate the books into classroom activities. The children in those classes vote for their top titles. A bookmark of the Children’s Choices selections will be to be distributed at the 2008 IRA Convention in early May. All 2008 Children’s Choices selections will also be displayed in the CBC booth at IRA.
The complete list of 2008 Children’s Choices selections will be published in April, just before IRA’s annual convention and posted at the International Reading Association The complete, annotated Children’s Choices list will also be published in the October issue of The Reading Teacher.