Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    Booksellers’ Title Recommendations Sought for 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

    The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

    Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

    ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

    Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

    Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

    Sign Up to Send Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter This June

    All ABA member stores are invited to sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

    Nominees for 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards Announced

    The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards include 18 general bookstores and 19 children’s specialty bookstores.

    BTW News Briefs

    Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

    Input Sought From Children’s Institute Attendees

    Booksellers who attended this month’s ABC Children’s Institute are asked to complete a short survey that will provide ABA with valuable insights and ideas for next year’s event.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 24

    Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

    Ci5: Delivering a Deep-Dive Analysis of Trends in Children’s Books

    Allison Risbridger of NPD Book broke down the numbers during the Children’s Institute featured talk “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Trends and Findings in Children’s Bookselling.”

    Reading Without Walls Bingo: Materials Now Available for Download

    Booksellers can bring Reading Without Walls bingo to their stores with a variety of downloadable promotional materials specially designed for the ABC Children’s Group summer reading program.

    Ci5: Jason Reynolds on His Journey From Reluctant Reader to Award-Winning Author

    In his breakfast keynote speech at the ABC Children’s Institute, author Jason Reynolds told booksellers how not finding his childhood experiences reflected in books shaped his journey as a writer.

    Deadline for Silent Auction Art Donations Extended to May 8

    The deadline for artists and publishers to donate art to the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader has been extended to Monday, May 8.

    Baker & Taylor Kids First Promo Ends Friday

    Baker & Taylor’s special discount for ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books ends this Friday, April 21.


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