Children’s Bookselling

11 Sep
The Light Between Worlds

Laura E. Weymouth on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Light Between Worlds”

“Laura Weymouth’s debut is a captivating tale of two sisters struggling to find home and to find themselves,” said Hannah Wilson of Out West Books.

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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28 Aug

Ci6 Education: Expanding the YA Audience

Four bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed ways indie bookstores can market young adult titles to adult readers, from making personalized recommendations to creating thematic displays.

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27 Aug
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adib Khorram

In Darius the Great Is Not Okay, self-described “fractional Persian” Darius visits Iran for the first time, where he learns more about his family history — and himself — than he ever expected.

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23 Aug

2018 ABC Best Books Catalog Now on Edelweiss

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to browse the many titles that will be appearing in the ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, which is available for order now.

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22 Aug

Two Weeks Left to Order the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores still have time to order this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to arrive in stores in early October.

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13 Aug

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.

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09 Aug
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The Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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08 Aug

Kate DiCamillo on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Louisiana’s Way Home”

“In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories.

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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02 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

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31 Jul

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.

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18 Jul

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.

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10 Jul

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.

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