Children’s Bookselling

    2018 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

    The American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    67 Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs

    Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

    Registration Extended for Children’s Book Week Event Locations

    The deadline has been extended for bookstores to become official event locations for Children’s Book Week. In addition, 20 finalists were announced for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.

    Registration for Children’s Institute to Open February 21

    Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

    ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Opens

    Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2018 Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

    Wi13 Keynote: Junot Díaz on the Importance of Representative Literature

    Junot Díaz, author of the forthcoming children’s book Islandborn, appeared as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Winter Institute, where he spoke about the value of featuring people of color in children’s literature.

    BookExpo Announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers

    The June 1 event will feature Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers, Yuyi Morales, and Meg Medina. ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo now.

    2018 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed

    This year’s poster is designed by award-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki based on the theme “One world, many stories,” which highlights the power of books to appeal to readers of all backgrounds.

    Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

    During her 2018–2019 term, Woodson will promote her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE, which encourages readers to embrace the impact reading can have on creating a more hopeful world.

    ABA Members: Score a “Baby Monkey, Private Eye” Lithograph

    Scholastic is offering limited-edition lithographs featuring artwork from Brian Selznick and David Serlin’s Baby Monkey, Private Eye to ABA member booksellers.

    Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

    Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

    The Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    Listen Now: Children’s Institute Podcasts Added to ABA’s Learning on Demand Page

    Podcasts recorded at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute feature Jason Reynolds’ keynote presentation, a featured talk with Marley Dias and Suzanna Hermans, and a session on how to grow backlist sales.

    Extra Stock of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Available

    The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will arrive in stores later this month. Booksellers can now view the list of catalog titles in an Excel file and place an order to supplement their stock.

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