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.

    Children’s Institute Hotel Waitlist Opens

    Children’s Institute registrants in need of a hotel room can add their names to a waitlist or make reservations with a nearby hotel.

    Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

    Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2017 in Portland, Oregon, this April may now register for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

    Philip and Erin Stead Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

    Author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead will discuss their newest project, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, a children’s story by Mark Twain, during a featured talk at Children’s Institute.

    The Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers Announced

    BookExpo has announced the four authors to be featured at its 2017 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, to be held on Friday, June 2, at the Javits Convention Center.


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