Children’s Bookselling

15 May

Last Call! Sign Up Now for Celebration of Bookselling, Kids’ Speed Dating Lunches

The deadlines are drawing near for booksellers hoping to sign up to mingle with authors at two stellar events at BookExpo.

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14 May
Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List logo

The Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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09 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature 150 Pieces of Original Art

Here, auction coordinator Susannah Richards encourages all BookExpo attendees to purchase their tickets for the Silent Art Auction.

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09 May

2018 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in nine categories.

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09 May

Register Now for Special Events at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to attend exclusive events, such as Meet the Editor and the Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Book Authors. Deadlines are approaching; sign up now.

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08 May

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 70 Authors and Illustrators

More than 70 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of three days of keynote presentations, featured talks, and special events.

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08 May

Author and Wellness Expert Mallika Chopra to Speak at Children’s Institute

At Ci6, Mallika Chopra will share practical tips from her forthcoming children’s how-to meditation book, Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More.

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27 Apr
Callout for ABC Best Books catalog titles

Recommendations Sought for 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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24 Apr

Inventor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin to Speak at Children’s Institute

Temple Grandin, author of the forthcoming Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor, will discuss her childhood love for inventors and the importance of kids having time to tinker.

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23 Apr

Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

ABA members and friends of CBC can enjoy a lively lunch with 20 children’s book authors as they pitch their new projects at BookExpo 2018. Reserve your tickets now; space is limited.

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23 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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17 Apr

ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

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06 Apr

New Education Sessions Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Booksellers heading to New Orleans for the sixth annual Children’s Institute can attend sessions on branding, opening a new store, creating LGBTQ youth programs, marketing STEM titles, and Edelweiss.

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03 Apr
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“The Hate U Give” Author Angie Thomas to Speak at Children’s Institute

Here, bestselling debut author Angie Thomas discusses what prompted her to write The Hate U Give and what she plans to talk about during her keynote speech at Children’s Institute.

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