ABC Group Unveils 2017 Best Books for Young Readers Cover Art

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June 30 deadline for booksellers’ title recommendations

ABC catalog cover art from the book WindowsThe 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog cover will feature art from the title Windows, written by Julia Denos and illustrated by E.B. Goodale, to be published by Candlewick Press this October. The cover art was chosen by the ABC Children’s Group Advisory Council from publisher submissions.

This year’s catalog will feature more than 200 fully vetted titles for children and teens that have been recommended by booksellers at American Booksellers Association member stores.

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations by June 30 via the catalog’s online submission form; booksellers’ recommendations for the Kids’ Indie Next Lists will also be considered for the catalog.

Titles must be published between January and October 2017. Holiday titles will not be included so stores can use the catalog year-round.

The 2017 catalog is scheduled to land in stores in early October. A catalog order form will be available to ABA member stores later this summer. All members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA will automatically receive 250 catalogs with no imprinting.

Questions about the catalog should be addressed to ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton.