Children’s Bookselling

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23 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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17 Apr

ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

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06 Apr

New Education Sessions Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Booksellers heading to New Orleans for the sixth annual Children’s Institute can attend sessions on branding, opening a new store, creating LGBTQ youth programs, marketing STEM titles, and Edelweiss.

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03 Apr
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“The Hate U Give” Author Angie Thomas to Speak at Children’s Institute

Here, bestselling debut author Angie Thomas discusses what prompted her to write The Hate U Give and what she plans to talk about during her keynote speech at Children’s Institute.

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30 Mar

Tickets on Sale Now for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and the Children’s Book Council, the auction will honor Ashley Bryan and feature the announcement of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners.

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27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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20 Mar
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Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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12 Mar
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Sign Up for the ABC Group’s Flashlight e-Newsletter

All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

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05 Mar

Register Now for Children’s Institute

This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

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02 Mar
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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
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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
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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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