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.”

    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.

    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: 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.

    2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

    The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

    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.

    Deadline Extended for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Submissions

    Booksellers now have until July 11 to submit their recommendations for titles to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

    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.

    ABC Children’s Institute: A Celebration of Diversity, Activism, and Kids’ Lit

    This week, more than 300 independent booksellers traveled to New Orleans for ABA’s sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, an event that has become a favorite on the industry calendar.

    ABC Group Unveils 2018 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

    The art to be featured on the cover of the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October, comes from Ryan T. Higgins, author of Mother Bruce.

    Remember to Pack Your Costume for Children’s Institute

    Backlist character costumes will be judged by a surprise panel of industry friends and prizes will be awarded across a range of categories.

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