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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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07 Apr

Rebecca Stead on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The List of Things That Will Not Change”

“Rebecca Stead masterfully captures the voice of middle-schooler Bea, who struggles with anxiety and doesn’t always handle her emotions without some kind drama,” said Lisa Nagel of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts. 

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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04 Mar
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Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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04 Mar
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Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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26 Feb

59 Booksellers Win Scholarships to Children’s Institute

The scholarships cover the conference fee, a four-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 22–24 event in Tucson, Arizona.

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26 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Bologna Book Fair postponed; Voting underway for America’s Main Streets contest; Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Signup open for Suppressed: The Fight to Vote screenings; Ryan Raffaelli writes article on “Reinventing Retail”; Libro.fm offering free audiobooks for Bookstore Day; Washington Senate passes consumer data privacy bill; Flatiron to launch new imprint; Hachette to distribute National Geographic Partners; Random House Children’s Books to separate Schwartz & Wade; Latinx in Publishing launches mentorship program; Nigel Newton gets lifetime achievement award; Diamond Dagger, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners announced; Finalists named for Helen Bernstein award; Shortlists out for Anthony Lukas Prize, Folio awards; Longlists out for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenway medals.

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26 Feb
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Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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12 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Book Week signup deadline approaches; BookExpo announces breakfast speakers; New Poetry in America episodes coming in April; Audible settles captions lawsuit; Hachette acquires Disney titles; Carol Shields Prize launches; Poetry Society of America names Frost Medal winner

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12 Feb
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The Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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24 Jan

Nominations Sought for 2020 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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15 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jason Reynolds named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Binc accepting scholarships to the Denver Publishing Institute; Paz & Associates adds mini workshop; Audible settles copyright dispute over Captions program; Publishers Lunch Buzz Books features Wi15 authors; Harlequin’s Carina Press launches LGBTQ+ romance line; IDW, Smithsonian partner on illustrated books imprint; S&S to distribute Humanoids; B&N’s James Daunt to give keynote at BISG annual meeting; Tracie D. Hall named ALA executive director; George Coe returns to Brodart; RWA president, executive director step down; Stephen King to be honored at Audie Awards; and more.

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14 Jan

Janae Marks on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “From the Desk of Zoe Washington”

“In her excellent debut novel, Marks skillfully balances a difficult social justice theme with lighthearted elements and lovingly rendered familial relationships,” said Anna Millsaps of bbgb books. 

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04 Dec

Kiersten White on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Guinevere Deception”

Kayla Roy of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts, called White’s book “absolutely stunning.”

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