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14 May

Can You See What I See? ... in Your Store Window

To celebrate the publication of On a Scary Scary Night (Cartwheel Books), the sixth book in Walter Wick's Can You See What I See? series, Scholastic Inc. and the American Booksellers Association are teaming up to sponsor the Can You See What I See? store window contest.

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09 May

The Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Pick

1. SAVVY, by Ingrid Law (Dial, $16.99, 9780803733060/ 0803733062) "Mississippi Beaumont (Mibs, for short) is about to turn 13, and in her unusual family that's when a 'savvy' arrives. One brother can produce electricity. Another causes hurricanes. The special talent that arrives, for her, however, is not at all what she expects. This rollicking novel is full of charm and energy." --Joanne R. Fritz, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA

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29 Apr

For Children's Booksellers: Day of Education Sessions, Author Events & More

Children's booksellers can look forward to special programming every day from Wednesday afternoon, May 28, through Saturday, May 31, at BookExpo America 2008. Among the myriad events are an author's tea, a game show for lovers of books for teens and 'tweens, speed dating with children's authors, a traditional children's book and author breakfast, a mostly silent auction, and more.

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01 Apr

Gearing Up for a Revitalized Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week is being celebrated this year from Monday, May 12, to Sunday, May 18. The 89th annual event, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), in association with the CBC Foundation, features an array of activities, including the First Annual Children's Book Choice Awards and a children's version of the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Big Read with New York City's Mercantile Library for Fiction.

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25 Mar

The Adoration of Jenna Fox: Suspense, Sci-Fi & Family Drama for YA Readers

The cover of Mary E. Pearson's new novel, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, bears an image of a butterfly -- a deep blue one with slightly damaged wings. It's an image that holds special meaning for Pearson, who told BTW in a recent interview, "I like looking at it -- and I love the serendipity of it all."

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21 Feb

The Spring 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Spring 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks List is available now for preview. The list will be arriving at independent bookstores with Book Sense by the end of this month.

Additional copies of the Spring Kids' Picks may be requested via e-mail to lindaf@bookweb.org.

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31 Jan

BTW News Briefs


AAP/ALSC Task Force Creates Children's Title List to Promote Literacy Among Hispanic and Latino Communities

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30 Jan

WNBA's Complete List of Pannell Award Nominees

This week, the Women's National Book Association announced the nominees for the 2008 Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards, recognizing retail bookstores that excel at inspiring the interest of young people in books and reading.

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14 Jan

ALA's Caldecott, Newbery, Other Children's Book Awards

On Monday, January 14, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery medals and numerous other awards recognizing the best children's and young adult literature. The announcements were made at ALA's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The winners are:

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)

NEWBERY HONOR BOOKS

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03 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jon Scieszka Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The Library of Congress has named Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Viking) as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. The appointment is for a two-year term. As National Ambassador, Scieszka will encourage the appreciation of young people's literature throughout the U.S. through both personal and media appearances.

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15 Nov

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks List is available now for preview. The list will be coming to independent bookstores with Book Sense in the Children's White Box, which will arrive in stores this month.

Additional copies of the Winter Kids' Picks list may be requested via e-mail to lindaf@bookweb.org.

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17 Oct

WNBA Seeks Outstanding Children's Booksellers

The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) is calling for nominations for the Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards, honoring bookstores that excel at inspiring interest in reading and creatively bringing books and young people together. WNBA will present the awards to two bookstores -- one general and one children's specialty bookstore -- at BookExpo America 2008 in Los Angeles.

Each recipient will receive a check for $1,000 plus a framed piece of original art by a children's book illustrator.

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18 Sep

Bookseller Turns the Tables to Pen A Crooked Kind of Perfect

After a decade of hosting hundreds of author visits as the marketing director for Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California, Linda Urban will now be the one signing the books.

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18 Jun

What Makes Your Town's Main Street Special?

A reminder that the Scholastic Main Street Contest, celebrating the publication of Ann M. Martin's new Main Street series, is now underway. Materials are still available, and all young readers from the ages of 6 to 12 are encouraged to enter.

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07 Jun

Children's Books: A Growth Industry

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