BTW Articles

05 Sep

ABA to Offer Children’s Institute in 2014

ABA will be presenting its second Children’s Institute, hosted by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, on Monday, April 7, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants will be welcomed at an opening reception on Sunday evening, April 6.

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02 Jul

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Children Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog from now until August 20 via an online order form on

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13 Jun

Children’s Book Professionals Share Insights Into Common Core

Six panelists joined moderator Richard Buthod of Turtleback Books for the session “Common Core: Insight From Industry Touchpoints” at BEA: Melissa Jacobs-Israel from the New York City public school system; Cheryl Dickemper of The Booksource; Kenny Brechner of Devaney Doak & Garrett; Phoebe Yeh, then of HarperCollins Children’s Books; Becky Anderson of Anderson’s Bookshops; and Victoria Stapleton of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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05 Jun

A Q&A With Joelle Charbonneau, Author of The Testing, the #1 Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

Joelle Charbonneau, an accomplished author of mysteries for adult readers, talks to BTW about The Testing, a dystopian thriller for young adults that explores the ramifications of some truly high-stakes tests in a post-apocalyptic world. The book is the number one pick on the Summer Kids’ Indie Next List flier, in stores now.

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01 May

Registration Deadline Approaches for Illustrator Studio Tours

On Wednesday afternoon, May 29, at BEA, a group of lucky booksellers will tour the studios of children’s book illustrators for a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative lives of some of today’s top talent. The tour is open to ABC Group bookstore members only. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited. Registration for the tours will close on May 10.

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17 Apr

Kids’ Summer Reading Program Materials Now Available in Bookseller DIY

Promotional materials are now available to all ABA member stores  participating in Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! a national summer reading program for kids. Six titles tailored to children in each of three age groups — KindergartenGrade 2, Grades 35, and Grades 68— are featured.

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11 Apr

Industry Players Discuss Common Core and the Trade Market

Publishers, authors, and others with a stake in how the new Common Core State Standards will shape our country’s educational system gathered on the morning of Wednesday, April 10, at the Random House offices in New York City for an open-ended panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for the trade book market.

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09 Apr

Summer 2013 New Voices Titles Announced

The 2013 New Voices Committee has selected 10 noteworthy and exciting debuts publishing between January 1 and June 30, 2013, in two categories: Ages 8 – 12 and Teen.

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10 Apr

A Q&A With Stephan Pastis, Author of Timmy Failure, the #1 Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

The number one choice of booksellers for this spring’s Kids’ Indie Next List is Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure, a chronicle of one the world’s most unfortunate — and funniest — kid detectives. Here, Pastis talks about what it’s like to write humor and prose for kids as well as how he crafts his comedic commentary.

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07 Mar

Wi8 Panelists See Immense Opportunity in Common Core Standards

At the Wi8 breakout session “Nonfiction Buying With Core Curriculum in Mind,” panelists Becky Anderson of Anderson’s Bookshops, Kenny Brechner of Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, and Richard Buthod of Turtleback Books explained how the new Common Core State Standards are impacting their schools, communities, and nonfiction sales.

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