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.

    Ci5: Ilsa Govan on the Effect of Implicit Bias on Hiring for Diversity

    Author Ilsa Govan, the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, offers tips for ensuring that implicit biases do not get in the way during the hiring process.

    Ci5: Philip and Erin Stead on Their Adaptation of Mark Twain’s Unfinished Children’s Story

    At last week’s ABC Children’s Institute, Philip and Erin Stead discussed their new book, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, an adaptation of an unfinished children’s story by Mark Twain.

    Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

    The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

    Tickets on Sale for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

    Tickets are on sale now for the popular Silent Art Auction at BookExpo. This year’s event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

    Signup Underway for Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    ABA member stores can now sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program announced last week at the ABC Children’s Institute.

    Savings on Kids’ & YA Titles Available From B&T Through April 21

    Baker & Taylor is offering a special discount to ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books through Friday, April 21.

    ABA and Shelf Awareness to Launch Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off this evening in Portland, Oregon, ABA and Shelf Awareness will be announcing a pilot e-newsletter program for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

    ABC Summer Reading Program to Feature Reading Without Walls Bingo

    Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, will be the centerpiece of this year’s ABC Group summer reading initiative.

    Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

    Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

    Last Chance: Share Your Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

    All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to let ABA know the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

    Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

    The 2017 ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

    Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.


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