Children’s Bookselling

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 [email protected].

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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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01 Jun

Children's Book & Author Breakfast Celebrates New 'Golden Age of Children's Literature'

The Friday Children's Book & Author Breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day, if the laughter and applause of several hundred booksellers and publishing professionals was any indication.

Libba Bray, author of the forthcoming The Sweet Far Thing (Delacorte Press), was emcee for the breakfast event, which was presented in cooperation with the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee, a cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association, Association of Booksellers for Children, and the Children's Book Council.

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08 May

Children's Poet Laureate Aims to Foster a Lifelong Love of Poetry

Jack Prelutsky

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02 May

Pannell Winners Announced

This year's winners of the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for Excellence in Children's Bookselling, announced by the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) on May 2, are Books & Books in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, in the general bookstore category and Wonderland Books & Toys in Rockford, Illinois, in the children's specialty category.

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27 Mar

BEA Children's and College Store Programming Preview

The American Booksellers Association's Thursday Day of Education (at Hotel ABA, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York) at BookExpo America 2007 also features programming for children's booksellers, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, and programming for college stores, sponsored by the National Associa

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07 Feb

The Spring 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

1. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785 / 0439813786, Available in March) "The triple talents of Brian Selznick come into full play in this spellbinding mystery, which is presented through both narrative and original drawings. This story of a talented orphan boy, a bookish girl, and an old man with a mysterious past hidden in the early days of filmmaking will hold the reader's interest to its grand finale.

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22 Jan

ALA Kids' Awards Wrap-Up

On Monday, January 22, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2007 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, as well as honor books in each category. The announcements were made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. A number of other award winners were also announced.

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16 Nov

Announcing the Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

The Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks list can now be previewed online. Independent bookstores with Book Sense will begin receiving the Children's Picks fliers, which are being mailed directly from the printer, within the next week. Additional copies may be requested via e-mail to [email protected].

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31 Oct

Children's Book Week Encourages Young Readers to Ask for 'More Books, Please'

The 87th annual Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), will be celebrated from November 13 - 19. CBC, the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and materials for children and young adults, sponsors the annual event to celebrate the written word and to introduce young people to new authors and ideas in schools, bookstores, libraries, and homes.

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26 Oct

Book Sense Announces New Children's White Box Series, Adds 4th Yearly Kids' Picks List

Beginning in 2007, Book Sense will augment its current monthly Red and White Box programs with a series of quarterly mailings of materials specifically geared toward children's booksellers. In addition, the Book Sense Children's Picks will expand from three to four lists annually, with the creation of a new spring list.

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