Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced [5]

Children's Institute logo [7]Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 32 publisher sponsors [8], and the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation [9], nearly 50 ABA member booksellers will be attending this April’s ABC Children’s Institute [10] 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 [11] 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 [10] are encouraged to register as soon as possible [12], as the institute is nearing capacity. Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org [13].