Children’s Bookselling

    Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

    The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

    Tickets on Sale for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

    Tickets are on sale now for the popular Silent Art Auction at BookExpo. This year’s event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

    Signup Underway for Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    ABA member stores can now sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program announced last week at the ABC Children’s Institute.

    Savings on Kids’ & YA Titles Available From B&T Through April 21

    Baker & Taylor is offering a special discount to ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books through Friday, April 21.

    ABA and Shelf Awareness to Launch Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off this evening in Portland, Oregon, ABA and Shelf Awareness will be announcing a pilot e-newsletter program for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

    ABC Summer Reading Program to Feature Reading Without Walls Bingo

    Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, will be the centerpiece of this year’s ABC Group summer reading initiative.

    Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

    Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

    Last Chance: Share Your Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

    All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to let ABA know the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

    Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

    The 2017 ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

    Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

    BTW News Briefs

    BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

    Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

    Five titles have been chosen as the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, which honors a superb read-aloud picture book that also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.

    Sign Up Now: Ci5 Advanced Education Session, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    With Children’s Institute just two weeks away, booksellers should sign up now if they plan to take part in the Advanced Education Session or meet with an IndieCommerce representative.

    ABA Institutes App Now Features 2017 Children’s Institute

    Registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on April 5, can now access the Children’s Institute event listing in the ABA Institutes app.

    Wi12 Education: ABC Presents — Starting a Children’s Book Festival

    Here are tips for planning kids’ book festivals, including teaming with area organizations, developing programming, and handling ticketing and on-site sales, as shared by bookseller panelists at Wi12.


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