Children’s Bookselling

26 Oct

Big, Complex Topics -- Small, Readable Books

Canadian publisher Groundwood Books has created The Groundwork Guides, a new series of "edgy, opinionated guides" for teen readers about important political and social issues.

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29 Aug

Kids Cooking as Easy as 1-2-3

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28 Aug


The article titled "WNBA Calls for Pannell Award Nominees" in the August 17 issue of Bookselling This Week was incorrect. The Women's National Book Association will not call for Pannell Award nominees until October, and the contact will be Mary Grey James, chair of the Pannell Award Committee.

BTW apologizes for the confusion.

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05 Jul

SCBA Offers Tour to Children's Bookstores

On Saturday, July 22, the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) will hold its fourth bookstore tourism event. The "'I Feel the Need to Read' Children's Independent Bookstore Tour" will visit four stores in the Los Angeles area, as well as the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. SCBA describes the event as an opportunity for children and booklovers of all ages to visit "some of the country's most knowledgeable and inspiring children's bookstores to meet authors, fellow book lovers, and new friends."

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24 May

Children's Booksellers Focus on Selling Outside the Box

Thursday afternoon's sessions for children's booksellers at BookExpo America were sponsored by the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee: A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children's Book Council (CBC)

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23 Mar

Summer Kids' Deadline Friday

The deadline for the Summer Children's Picks list is Friday, March 24.

Booksellers who have not yet sent in nominations to the list are strongly encouraged to do so today. Nominations can be e-mailed to [email protected], or they can be submitted via a convenient online nomination form.

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23 Jan

ALA Announces 2006 Newbery, Caldecott Winners

Here are the winners of the 2006 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, along with other award winners and honor books, announced on Monday, January 23, at the 2006 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.

Newbery Medal (for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature)
Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins)

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17 Nov

Announcing the Winter 2005/2006 Children's Book Sense Picks

The Winter 2005/2006 Children's Book Sense Picks can now be previewed on

Booksellers should be receiving the Children's Picks fliers at their stores soon.

The list is the result of enthusiastic nominations from independent booksellers nationwide, both children's specialty stores and general independents.

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18 Oct

Children's Book Week Helps Young People "Imagine"

The 86th annual Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), will be celebrated this year from November 14 to November 20. CBC, the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and materials for children and young adults, holds 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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07 Sep

BookExpo America Calls for 2006 Speaking Proposals

BookExpo America is inviting the book industry to submit proposals for BEA 2006 Special Events and Education Programs, which will be held from Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

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15 Jun

Children's Booksellers Find Much to Celebrate at BEA

The business of children's bookselling, award-winning authors and booksellers, and the best of publishers' children's lists were all part of Thursday's and Friday's program at this year's BookExpo America.

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24 May

Chris Crutcher on Writing for Teenagers, Intellectual Freedom, The Sledding Hill & More

Book-banning is familiar territory for Chris Crutcher: Each of his nine books has caught the attention of censors around the country. It is fitting, then, that his latest novel, The Sledding Hill (Greenwillow Books), a Summer 2005 Book Sense Children's Pick, explores friendship, grief, growing up -- and a censorship attempt at an Idaho high school.

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19 May

Newmarket Press and Book Sense Announce Plans for Book Sense Best Children's Books

Building on the success of Book Sense Best Books: 125 Favorite Books Recommended by Independent Booksellers, Newmarket Press and Book Sense are teaming up once again -- to publish Book Sense Best Children's Books: Favorites for All Ages Recommended by Independent Booksellers. The new title, to be published in September 2005, will feature more than 200 "favorite book" recommendations from independent booksellers with Book Sense.

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19 May

Book Sense Introduces Revamped Children's Bestsellers List

Looking to better represent the nature of children's bookselling and publishing, Book Sense has revamped its Children's Bestsellers List by breaking out bestsellers into three categories: "Children's Interest," "Illustrated," and "Series Fiction."

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28 Apr

BEA -- Five Weeks and Counting

This week, BTW shines a spotlight on Thursday, June 2, programming at this year's BookExpo America (BEA) for children's booksellers, for African-American booksellers, and for college stores. BEA will be held from June 2 - 5, at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

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