This year, the ABC Children’s Group will produce the 2020 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog as a digital download rather than a print catalog.
The 2020 catalog will feature frontlist titles published in the year 2020, but will not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round. The catalog will be available on BookWeb as a printable PDF, including the back page, which serves as an order form/wishlist for young readers.
The cover of this year’s catalog will be revealed in July, with the digital download being made available to booksellers in October.
Publisher submissions for the catalog are due July 18; publishers received an email this week from ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton with details on how to submit via a form on BookWeb. Publishers can also send cover submissions or special features to de Botton.
Booksellers are also invited to send their recommendations to de Botton; be sure to include the title, author, ISBN, and publisher.
Questions about the Best Books for Young Readers catalog can be directed to de Botton.