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02 Mar

Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

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28 Feb

Voting Begins March 1 for 2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Voting opens on March 1 for the 11th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

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23 Feb

Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The keynote speakers slated to appear at the American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) are Chelsea Clinton, Angie Thomas, Temple Grandin, and Mallika Chopra.

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20 Feb

2018 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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12 Feb

The Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

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12 Feb

67 Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs

Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

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07 Feb

Registration Extended for Children’s Book Week Event Locations

The deadline has been extended for bookstores to become official event locations for Children’s Book Week. In addition, 20 finalists were announced for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.

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01 Feb

Registration for Children’s Institute to Open February 21

Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

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25 Jan

ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Opens

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2018 Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Junot Díaz on the Importance of Representative Literature

Junot Díaz, author of the forthcoming children’s book Islandborn, appeared as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Winter Institute, where he spoke about the value of featuring people of color in children’s literature.

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24 Jan

BookExpo Announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers

The June 1 event will feature Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers, Yuyi Morales, and Meg Medina. ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo now.

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23 Jan

2018 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed

This year’s poster is designed by award-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki based on the theme “One world, many stories,” which highlights the power of books to appeal to readers of all backgrounds.

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10 Jan

Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

During her 2018–2019 term, Woodson will promote her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE, which encourages readers to embrace the impact reading can have on creating a more hopeful world.

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08 Dec

ABA Members: Score a “Baby Monkey, Private Eye” Lithograph

Scholastic is offering limited-edition lithographs featuring artwork from Brian Selznick and David Serlin’s Baby Monkey, Private Eye to ABA member booksellers.

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15 Nov

Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

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