Children’s Bookselling

    “Read-Aloud-a-Thon” to Celebrate Twain’s “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine”

    Random House Children’s Books is inviting stores to participate in “Celebrating Twain: A National Read-Aloud-A-Thon” to promote the release of Mark Twain’s new never-before-published children’s book.

    ABC Best Books Catalog Orders Due September 8

    The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

    Rodale Kids to Feature Health and Wellness Books for Children

    Rodale Books’ new children’s imprint, Rodale Kids, to launch in September, will publish a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for infants, children, and teens.

    Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Winners Announced

    The 15 winners of this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest include independent booksellers, schools, and libraries, each of which received a set of books to donate to a local charity.

    Winter Institute 13: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

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    Booksellers can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the 2017 Winter Institute by submitting a form on BookWeb or a business card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Diana Harmon Asher

    In Sidetracked, author Diana Harmon Asher “gives us a narrator with a unique voice,” said Dave Shallenberger of Little Shop of Stories.

    The Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2018

    The 2018 Children’s Institute will take place from Tuesday, June 19, through Thursday, June 21, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on

    ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

    One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

    Cath Crowley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Words in Deep Blue”

    Australian author Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue is one of booksellers’ top picks for the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

    Sign Up Now to Send the Free Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Customers

    Booksellers are invited to join the more than 100 independent bookstores already participating in the Indie Next List e-newsletter program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

    Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog is Friday, June 30.

    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced


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