Ci6 Education In-Depth: Judge a Book by Its Cover

    Panelists from three publishing houses discussed brainstorming ideas for cover art, creating line looks across multiple books in a series, trends in cover creation, and more.

    Ci6 Education In-Depth: Hindsight is 20/20

    At Children’s Institute, a panel of indie bookstore owners shared what they wished they had known before opening their stores.

    Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Book Festivals

    Booksellers took a crash course on creating their own book festivals for children or teens, which can be an ideal vehicle for promoting reading and literacy in bookstore communities.

    Ci6 Education: “Beyond the Bookstore: The Bigger Picture of Bookselling and How to Get Involved”

    During a panel at the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, booksellers active on their local regional trade organizations discussed the reasons why it is worthwhile to get involved in bookselling “beyond the bookstore.”

    Ci6: Highlights of Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Groups

    ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton has compiled some of the key points generated by the Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Groups at the sixth annual Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

    Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2019

    The ABC Children’s Group’s 2019 Children’s Institute will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 26, through Friday, June 28.

    Ci6 Education: Reaching Underserved Communities

    Bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed the different ways independent bookstores can make a greater effort to engage with and provide resources for their local underserved communities.

    Ci6 Education: Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs

    The “Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs” education session at Children’s Institute provided booksellers with tips on making their stores inclusive places of refuge for queer youth.

    Ci6 Keynote: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Angie Thomas on How Children’s Booksellers Can Change the World

    Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling debut YA novel The Hate U Give, spoke to booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute about their important role in helping all children reach their potential.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin on Teaching Kids to Think Like an Inventor

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, the inventor, autism spokesperson, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor stressed the importance of teaching children how to work with tools.

    A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

    Booksellers who attended Ci6 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming this week; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Chelsea Clinton on Teaching Kids the Value of Persistence

    At the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton shared her thoughts with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of D.C.’s Politics and Prose, on the importance of children’s literature and writing books that teach kids about activism.

    Ci6 Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger on Trends Driving the Children’s Book Industry

    Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

    Ci6 Opening Keynote Speaker Mallika Chopra on Living With Intention

    As part of her talk, Mallika Chopra, author of the forthcoming children’s book Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More, led booksellers in a guided meditation exercise.

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