ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog PDF Available Now

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This year, the American Booksellers Association’s ABC Children’s Group has produced a PDF version of the 2020 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog. Booksellers can download it here.ABC Catalog Cover

This year’s catalog cover features art from You Matter, written and illustrated by Christian Robinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers). Additional artwork from the book appears throughout the catalog.

The 2020 catalog features frontlist titles published in the year 2020 as well as a handful of backlist titles from 2019, but does not include holiday books so that the catalog may be used year-round. It prioritizes titles available through Ingram.

The final page of the catalog is an order form that can be easily shared through email; on the reverse side, it can be branded with a store’s logo, address, and operation protocol. Additionally, the PDF pages can be saved as JPEGs and featured in newsletters and on social media.

Booksellers interested in posting the catalog to IndieCommerce and non-IndieCommerce websites can reference Bookselling This Week.

Here are some ways booksellers can use the catalog this year:

  • Include the catalog in email newsletters, social media posts, and other communications with customers.
  • Share the catalog with local schools when preparing for book fairs and gift guides.
  • If offering in-store browsing, print catalogs to display prominently in-store and distribute them in shopping bags.

Questions about the Best Books for Young Readers catalog can be directed to ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton.