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22 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Art From More Than 100 Children’s Book Illustrators

A variety of children’s book illustrators are donating original art from a published or forthcoming book to be auctioned off to raise money for ABFE and Every Child a Reader.

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20 May

Elizabeth Acevedo on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “With the Fire on High”

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious,’” said Emelie Burl of Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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16 May

Nominations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers are invited to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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13 May

Get Your Tickets by May 22 for ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea at BookExpo

Nearly a dozen children’s book authors will pitch their new projects as members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and friends of CBC enjoy a lively tea.

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13 May

The Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming May Kids’ Box.

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08 May

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

In addition to keynote speakers Elizabeth Acevedo, Alyssa Milano, and Ann Patchett, authors include Cece Bell, Erin Entrada Kelly, Innosanto Nagara, Jerry Pinkney, Jon Scieszka, and Henry Winkler.

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06 May

Don’t Miss Out on These Children’s Bookselling Events at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo are encouraged to buy tickets for the 2019 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction and the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea.

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01 May

Meet ABA’s Affiliated Business Partners at Children’s Institute Consultation Station

At the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, the Consultation Station will offer booksellers the chance to meet with representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers. 

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01 May

Bookseller Suggestions Requested for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Suggestions are needed in the following categories: infant/toddler, picture books, nonfiction, activity books, early readers, middle grade, YA, and graphic novels.

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24 Apr

Children’s Book Week Kicks Off Monday, April 29

This year’s theme, in honor of the event’s 100th anniversary, is “Read Now. Read Forever,” and looks to the past, present, and future of children’s and young adult books.

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24 Apr

Tickets On Sale Now for Children’s Book Art Silent Auction at BookExpo

A perennial BookExpo favorite, the Silent Auction will donate proceeds from the Wednesday, May 29, event to the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

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24 Apr

Recommendations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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10 Apr

A Q&A With Angie Thomas, Author of Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “On the Come Up”

“Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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10 Apr

Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute

Here from ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton is a special invitation to booksellers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh this June.

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29 Mar

2019 Pannell Award Winners Announced

The Women’s National Book Association awarded this year’s Pannell Awards to 57th Street Books in Chicago and to Hicklebee’s Bookstore in San Jose, California.

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