Children’s Bookselling

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27 Feb

Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2019 in Pittsburgh this June may now register for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

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27 Feb

Nominees for 2019 Pannell Awards Announced

The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2019 Pannell Awards include 28 general bookstores and 11 children’s specialty bookstores.

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

Children and teens will choose the winners by voting online and in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the country; the voting period ends June 2.

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26 Feb
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Wi14 Education Idea Exchange: Marketing to Genre Readers

Booksellers at the American Booksellers Association’s recent Winter Institute discussed marketing, merchandising, events, and more during a roundtable focused on genre titles. 

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20 Feb

2019 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 26–28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh–Green Tree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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19 Feb
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The Spring 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here’s a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ White Box.

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13 Feb
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57 Booksellers Win Scholarships to the ABC Children’s Institute

The scholarships cover the conference fee, a three-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 26–28 event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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13 Feb

Children’s Book Week Taps Ayesha Curry as Centennial Spokesperson, Reveals Official Poster

More than 1,000 indie bookstores, schools, and libraries are participating in the 100th annual celebration, taking place from April 29 to May 5, 2019.

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12 Feb

Nominations Sought for 2019 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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07 Feb

Booksellers Stage Creative Book Displays for Black History Month

Indie bookstores around the country are creating engaging and educational book displays in honor of Black History Month.

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05 Feb
28 Jan

Sign Up to Become a Children’s Book Week Event Host

More than 150 indie stores have already registered to serve as event hosts for the April 29–May 5 celebration.

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02 Jan
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Sign Up to Host a Children’s Book Week Event

The Children’s Book Council is calling on booksellers, librarians, and teachers to sign up to be an official event host during the 100th anniversary celebration, which will take place from April 29 to May 5.

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18 Dec

Brigid Kemmerer on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “A Curse So Dark and Lonely”

“This book is nonstop action from the opening sentence to the last paragraph,” says Carrie Deming of The Dog Eared Book. “I fell in love with all of the characters and the world they inhabit.”

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10 Dec
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Strategies for Children’s Bookstores

Guest booksellers talked about developing non-author events, working with youth advisory councils, connecting with customers online, hosting book fairs, and building relationships with area teachers.

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