2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

    Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

    Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

    ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

    Ci5: Understanding Development and Reading Styles to Connect with Middle Grade and YA Readers

    During an education session at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, booksellers learned tips and strategies for hand-selling books to middle-grade and young-adult readers.

    Small Press Profile: Ripple Grove Press

    Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Rob and Amanda Broder, Ripple Grove Press aims to publish beautifully illustrated and well-told children’s picture books.

    BTW News Briefs

    Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

    Ci5 Education: Starting a Book Subscription Club

    At the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, bookseller panelists discussed successful strategies for creating, promoting, and managing a book subscription club for young readers.

    Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    Booksellers’ Title Recommendations Sought for 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

    The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

    Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

    Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

    Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

    Sign Up to Send Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter This June

    All ABA member stores are invited to sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

    Nominees for 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards Announced

    The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards include 18 general bookstores and 19 children’s specialty bookstores.

    BTW News Briefs

    Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

    Input Sought From Children’s Institute Attendees

    Booksellers who attended this month’s ABC Children’s Institute are asked to complete a short survey that will provide ABA with valuable insights and ideas for next year’s event.


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