Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

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    Children's Institute logoThanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 32 publisher sponsors, and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation, nearly 50 ABA member booksellers will be attending this April’s ABC Children’s Institute in Portland, Oregon, on scholarship.

    The awards cover the conference fee, a two-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the April 5–7 event at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach.

    Booksellers, publishers, and guests who are registered for Children’s Institute can now access the Ci5 Bookseller Registrants Listing on BookWeb (a username and password are required to access the list).

    The recipients of scholarships to the fifth ABC Children’s Institute are:

    • Abrams Books for Young Readers: Melanie Green, Bluebird Books (Hutchinson, KS)
    • Auzou/Flying Eye Books: Anne Waters, Hub City Bookshop (Spartanburg, SC)
    • Baker & Taylor: Mary Jane Reed, G.J. Ford Bookshop (St. Simons Island, GA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Totsie McGonagle, Buttonwood Books & Toys (Cohasset, MA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Rosa Levin, Mac’s Backs (Cleveland Heights, OH)
    • Baker & Taylor: Marcus Mayer, Addendum Books (St. Paul, MN)
    • Baker & Taylor: Becky Jackson, Absolutely Fiction (Lufkin, TX)
    • Baker & Taylor: Erin Matthews, Books With a Past (Glenwood, MD)
    • Baker & Taylor: Diana Portwood, Bob’s Beach Books (Lincoln City, OR)
    • Baker & Taylor: Toni Wheeler, Mendocino Book Co. (Ukiah, CA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Erica Luttrell, Chevalier’s Books (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Book Industry Charitable Foundation: Kimberly Cake, Enchanted Passage (Manchester, NH)
    • Book Industry Charitable Foundation: Melissa Music, The Story Shop (Monroe, GA)
    • Bloomsbury Children’s: Mara Panich-Crouch, Fact & Fiction (Missoula, MT)
    • Candlewick Press: Sarah Carr, McIntyre’s Books (Pittsboro, NC)
    • Charlesbridge: Karen Barros, Another Chapter Bookstore (Owasso, OK)
    • Chronicle Books: Beth Albrecht, Magic Tree Bookstore (Oak Park, IL)
    • Consortium Book Sales & Distribution: Karin Schott, Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers (Farmington, ME)
    • Coralstone Press: Susie Alexander, Once Upon a Storybook (Tustin, CA)
    • Diamond Book Distributors: Blanca Orozco, Chaucer’s Book (Santa Barbara, CA)
    • Disney Book Group: Susan Shoaff, Sustenance Books (Murphys, CA)
    • DK: Nichole Cousins, White Birch Books (North Conway, NH)
    • Groundwood Books: Amanda Zirn, Bethany Beach Books (Bethany Beach, DE)
    • Harlequin TEEN: Madison Duckworth, Liberty Bay Books (Poulsbo, WA)
    • HarperCollins Children’s Books: Aubrey Nolan, WORD (Brooklyn, NY)
    • HarperCollins Children’s Books: Sarah Taylor, The Bookworm of Edwards (Edwards, CO)
    • Holiday House: Jerome Fordham, Prosperity Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Ingram Publisher Services: Nicole Brinkley, Oblong Books & Music (Millerton, NY)
    • Lerner: Suzanne Harouff, Unlimited Books for Kids (Franklin, NC)
    • little bee books: Jinny Amundson, Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse (Annapolis, MD)
    • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Franny Billingsley, 57th Street Books (Chicago, IL)
    • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Noelle Santos, The Lit. Bar (Bronx, NY)
    • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Alyson Jones, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI)
    • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Kate Layte, Papercuts J.P. (Boston, MA)
    • Papercutz: Alissa Hugel, Folio Books (San Francisco, CA)
    • Penguin Young Readers: Lauren O’Niell, The Booksmith (San Francisco, CA)
    • Publishers Group West: Rebecca Crosswhite, Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)
    • Random House Children’s Books: Sami Thomason, Square Books Jr. (Oxford, MS)
    • Quarto Publishing Group USA: Jennifer Tupa, The Book Center (Cumberland, MD)
    • Scholastic: Julia Sheng, Pegasus Downtown (Berkeley, CA)
    • Second Story Press: Rayna Nielsen, Garden District Book Shop (New Orleans, LA)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Susan Kusel, [words] (Maplewood, NJ)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)
    • Soho Teen: Heather Smith, Linden Tree Books (Los Altos, CA)
    • Sourcebooks: Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor (Webster Groves, MO)
    • Sterling: Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts (Seward, NE)

    Booksellers looking to attend the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as the institute is nearing capacity. Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to