Children’s Bookselling

20 Jul
ABC Children's Catalog 2021 Best Books

Order Your ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs Now

Orders can be placed via an order form on BookWeb.org until September 8.

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29 Jun
Cat Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Jory John and Lane Smith on July/August Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Cat Problems"

“I am so psyched that there’s a new Jory John and Lane Smith book!" said René Kirkpatrick of University Book Store.

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07 Jun
July/August KINL

The July/August Kids' Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the titles on the July/August 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing. 

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20 May
The Passing Playbook by Isaac

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Isaac Fitzsimons

On The Passing Playbook, Brien Lopez of Children's Book World said, “Isaac Fitzsimons has scored a goal for Trans Boy Joy."

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29 Apr
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for May & June 2021

Emiko Jean on May/June Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Tokyo Ever After"

“It’s easy to compare this book to The Princess Diaries, but it has more than that: beautiful, vivid writing; a fiercely charming lead; and the city of Tokyo coming to life on the page,” Lindsay Howard of Lark and Owl Booksellers.

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22 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

The final topic for the series is diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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14 Apr
ABA ShopTalk
14 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

Remaining topics for the series include identity in the future with Samira Ahmed on April 21 and diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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13 Apr
Firekeeper's Daughter cover

Angeline Boulley on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Firekeeper’s Daughter”

“This debut grabbed me from the start and kept me totally immersed in the story of a strong, self-described nerdy young female struggling with the normal problems of belonging, with the added element of being half Native American,” said Carol Putnam of Skylark Bookshop.

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07 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Begins

The series kicked off today, April 7, and continues every Wednesday throughout the rest of the month. Booksellers are invited to have their customers join now.

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07 Apr

April ShopTalks to Offer Special Opportunity for Children’s Booksellers

ABA is inviting bookstore members of the ABC Group to this April 20 conversation to share best practices, talk about their business, and crowdsource ideas and solutions to problems.

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07 Apr

2021 Children’s Institute to Go Virtual

Attendees can expect all their favorite programs to return during the virtual event. Registration will open on June 15. 

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31 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Kicks Off April 7

Topics for the series include magic and queering fantasy worlds; magic, speculative, and real-life issues; identity in the future; and diverse worldbuilding in short stories.

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31 Mar

What Are You Reading? Nominate It for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The 2021 catalog will feature titles nominated by American Booksellers Association bookstore members as well as titles nominated by publishers.

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