Children’s Bookselling

    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.

    Children’s Institute Publisher Consultations to Feature Six Indie Publishers

    Representatives from six small presses will be on hand to discuss upcoming titles and share finished books and advance copies with booksellers at the April 7 Publisher Consultations at Ci5.

    Ci5 Consultation Station to Feature 14 Business Service Providers

    The Consultation Station at Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

    Baker & Taylor to Offer Special Promotion in April on All Kids’ & YA Titles

    Baker & Taylor will celebrate its lead sponsorship of the fifth ABC Childrens Institute with a special discount on all children’s and young adult trade books for two weeks following the April 5–7 event.

    When It Comes to Kids’ Books, What Is Old Is New Again

    Here, BookScan analysts Kristen McLean and Allison Risbridger of NPD Book share a preview of findings on the children’s book market, which will be presented in full next month at Children’s Institute.

    March 24 Deadline to Register for Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session

    Children’s Institute registrants interested in attending the advanced education session “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers” should register now.

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