Children’s Bookselling

17 Apr

Baker & Taylor Kids First Promo Ends Friday

Baker & Taylor’s special discount for ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books ends this Friday, April 21.

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12 Apr

Ci5: Ilsa Govan on the Effect of Implicit Bias on Hiring for Diversity

Author Ilsa Govan, the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, offers tips for ensuring that implicit biases do not get in the way during the hiring process.

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12 Apr

Ci5: Philip and Erin Stead on Their Adaptation of Mark Twain’s Unfinished Children’s Story

At last week’s ABC Children’s Institute, Philip and Erin Stead discussed their new book, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, an adaptation of an unfinished children’s story by Mark Twain.

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12 Apr

Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

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12 Apr

Tickets on Sale for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Tickets are on sale now for the popular Silent Art Auction at BookExpo. This year’s event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

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11 Apr

Signup Underway for Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

ABA member stores can now sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program announced last week at the ABC Children’s Institute.

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10 Apr

Savings on Kids’ & YA Titles Available From B&T Through April 21

Baker & Taylor is offering a special discount to ABA members on all children’s and young adult trade books through Friday, April 21.

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05 Apr

ABA and Shelf Awareness to Launch Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

At the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off this evening in Portland, Oregon, ABA and Shelf Awareness will be announcing a pilot e-newsletter program for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

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05 Apr

ABC Summer Reading Program to Feature Reading Without Walls Bingo

Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, will be the centerpiece of this year’s ABC Group summer reading initiative.

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04 Apr

Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

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31 Mar

Last Chance: Share Your Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to let ABA know the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

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28 Mar

Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

The 2017 ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

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28 Mar

Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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22 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

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22 Mar

Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

Five titles have been chosen as the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, which honors a superb read-aloud picture book that also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.

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