Children’s Bookselling

12 May

2020 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Go Digital

Amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, the ABC Children’s Group has opted to produce this year’s catalog as a digital version, which will be available for stores to download in October. 

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12 May
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“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Sells Out

The popular book club is meeting each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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06 May
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“Stamped” Book Club With Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Begins Today

The book club will continue to meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr
Stamped Book Club flier

Join Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for a Virtual Book Club in May

The book club will meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr
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ABA Launches “Give Me Summer, Give Me Books!”

This summer, instead of a reading challenge, the ABC Children’s Group is inviting bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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29 Apr

Highlighting the Helpers: Isaac Fitzgerald Emcees #SIBYAAfterDark

“Once it ended, I had so many authors and readers reach out to ask how they could help and get involved. Having so many stellar YA authors involved definitely piqued folks’ interest,” said Fitzgerald. 

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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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07 Apr

Rebecca Stead on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The List of Things That Will Not Change”

“Rebecca Stead masterfully captures the voice of middle-schooler Bea, who struggles with anxiety and doesn’t always handle her emotions without some kind drama,” said Lisa Nagel of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts. 

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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04 Mar
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Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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04 Mar
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Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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26 Feb

59 Booksellers Win Scholarships to Children’s Institute

The scholarships cover the conference fee, a four-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 22–24 event in Tucson, Arizona.

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26 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Bologna Book Fair postponed; Voting underway for America’s Main Streets contest; Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Signup open for Suppressed: The Fight to Vote screenings; Ryan Raffaelli writes article on “Reinventing Retail”; Libro.fm offering free audiobooks for Bookstore Day; Washington Senate passes consumer data privacy bill; Flatiron to launch new imprint; Hachette to distribute National Geographic Partners; Random House Children’s Books to separate Schwartz & Wade; Latinx in Publishing launches mentorship program; Nigel Newton gets lifetime achievement award; Diamond Dagger, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners announced; Finalists named for Helen Bernstein award; Shortlists out for Anthony Lukas Prize, Folio awards; Longlists out for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenway medals.

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26 Feb
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Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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