BEA Children's and College Store Programming Preview

    The American Booksellers Association's Thursday Day of Education (at Hotel ABA, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York) at BookExpo America 2007 also features programming for children's booksellers, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, and programming for college stores, sponsored by the National Associa

    The Spring 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

    1. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785 / 0439813786, Available in March) "The triple talents of Brian Selznick come into full play in this spellbinding mystery, which is presented through both narrative and original drawings. This story of a talented orphan boy, a bookish girl, and an old man with a mysterious past hidden in the early days of filmmaking will hold the reader's interest to its grand finale.

    ALA Kids' Awards Wrap-Up

    On Monday, January 22, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2007 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, as well as honor books in each category. The announcements were made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. A number of other award winners were also announced.

    Announcing the Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

    The Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks list can now be previewed online. Independent bookstores with Book Sense will begin receiving the Children's Picks fliers, which are being mailed directly from the printer, within the next week. Additional copies may be requested via e-mail to lindaf@bookweb.org.

    Children's Book Week Encourages Young Readers to Ask for 'More Books, Please'

    The 87th annual Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), will be celebrated from November 13 - 19. CBC, the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and materials for children and young adults, sponsors the annual event to celebrate the written word and to introduce young people to new authors and ideas in schools, bookstores, libraries, and homes.

    Book Sense Announces New Children's White Box Series, Adds 4th Yearly Kids' Picks List

    Beginning in 2007, Book Sense will augment its current monthly Red and White Box programs with a series of quarterly mailings of materials specifically geared toward children's booksellers. In addition, the Book Sense Children's Picks will expand from three to four lists annually, with the creation of a new spring list.

    Big, Complex Topics -- Small, Readable Books

    Canadian publisher Groundwood Books has created The Groundwork Guides, a new series of "edgy, opinionated guides" for teen readers about important political and social issues.

    Kids Cooking as Easy as 1-2-3

    Correction

    The article titled "WNBA Calls for Pannell Award Nominees" in the August 17 issue of Bookselling This Week was incorrect. The Women's National Book Association will not call for Pannell Award nominees until October, and the contact will be Mary Grey James, chair of the Pannell Award Committee.

    BTW apologizes for the confusion.

    SCBA Offers Tour to Children's Bookstores

    On Saturday, July 22, the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) will hold its fourth bookstore tourism event. The "'I Feel the Need to Read' Children's Independent Bookstore Tour" will visit four stores in the Los Angeles area, as well as the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. SCBA describes the event as an opportunity for children and booklovers of all ages to visit "some of the country's most knowledgeable and inspiring children's bookstores to meet authors, fellow book lovers, and new friends."

    Children's Booksellers Focus on Selling Outside the Box

    Thursday afternoon's sessions for children's booksellers at BookExpo America were sponsored by the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee: A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children's Book Council (CBC)

    Summer Kids' Deadline Friday

    The deadline for the Summer Children's Picks list is Friday, March 24.

    Booksellers who have not yet sent in nominations to the list are strongly encouraged to do so today. Nominations can be e-mailed to picks@booksense.com, or they can be submitted via a convenient online nomination form.

    ALA Announces 2006 Newbery, Caldecott Winners

    Here are the winners of the 2006 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, along with other award winners and honor books, announced on Monday, January 23, at the 2006 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.

    Newbery Medal (for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature)
    Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins)

    Announcing the Winter 2005/2006 Children's Book Sense Picks

    The Winter 2005/2006 Children's Book Sense Picks can now be previewed on BookWeb.org.

    Booksellers should be receiving the Children's Picks fliers at their stores soon.

    The list is the result of enthusiastic nominations from independent booksellers nationwide, both children's specialty stores and general independents.

    Children's Book Week Helps Young People "Imagine"

    The 86th annual Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), will be celebrated this year from November 14 to November 20. CBC, the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and materials for children and young adults, holds the annual event to celebrate the written word and to introduce young people to new authors and ideas in schools, bookstores, libraries, and homes.

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