Children’s Bookselling

    Calling All Ci5 Attendees: Share Your Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

    All Children’s Institute attendees planning to participate in the Backlist Book Swap Party on opening night, April 5, should let ABA know what kids’ book they’ll be swapping. 

    Rachel Ignotofsky to Speak at Ci5 on Empowering Young Girls

    Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, will deliver the closing keynote at next month’s Children’s Institute.

    Registration Underway for Advanced Education Session at Children’s Institute

    Booksellers can sign up now for the ABC Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session, “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers,” and share their ideas for topics to discuss during the event.

    Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

    More than 50 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of two days of plenary sessions, featured talks, and special events.

    Ci5 Updates: ABC Group Member Raffle, Backlist Book Swap, Bookstore Tours

    With the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute just four weeks away, here are some important updates and reminders.

    Voting Underway for 2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

    Voting opened on March 3 for the 10th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

    Baker & Taylor Offers Special Promotion on Kids’ Titles This April

    Kids First, a special promotion from Baker & Taylor, will offer a special discount on all children’s and young adult trade books for two weeks following the April 5–7 Children’s Institute.

    Marley Dias, Ilsa Govan to Speak at Children’s Institute

    Marley Dias, the 12-year-old social activist who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, and Ilsa Govan, the founder of Cultures Connecting, have been added to the Children’s Institute lineup.

    Children’s Institute Nearing Capacity: Register Now

    Just a few spots remain for booksellers looking to attend the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute. The event, to be held April 5–7 in Portland, Oregon, is open to all ABA member booksellers. 

    Registration Opens for Advanced Education Session at Children’s Institute

    Booksellers can sign up now and submit topics they wish to discuss at the April 7 Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session, “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers.”

    Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

    Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 32 publisher sponsors, and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, 47 booksellers will be attending Children’s Institute on scholarship.

    BTW News Briefs

    Follett names COO; Children’s Book Week expands staff; PEN World Voices Festival to focus on gender and power; PEN America Literary Award winners and Nebula, Norton, and Bradbury nominees announced

    Wi12 Education: Successfully Merchandising and Selling Graphic Novels

    At Wi12, bookseller panelists shared best practices for categorizing and shelving middle grade and young adult graphic novels, as well as how to sell the genre to parents, teachers, and young readers.

    Sign Up Now to Host Children’s Book Week Events

    Booksellers have until March 1 to register to serve as an official event location for the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which will take place May 1–7.

    Backlist Book Swap Reception to Kick Off Children’s Institute

    All registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute should plan to bring a favorite children’s book to share with colleagues at the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap at Powell’s Books.


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