Children’s Bookselling

12 Dec

Initiative Aims to Help Bellevue Hospital Rebuild Reach Out and Read Program

Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins has launched an initiative to help Bellevue Hospital in New York City rebuild its Reach Out and Read program, which lost thousands of books in Hurricane Sandy. The program serves approximately 11,000 underprivileged children a year.

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19 Nov

A Q&A With Rebecca Stead, Author of the Thanks for Shopping Indie Title “Liar & Spy”

Newbery Medal-winner Rebecca Stead, author of  “Liar & Spy,” a featured title in Thanks for Shopping Indie promos beginning November 24 at participating ABA member stores around the country, talks to BTW about middle school friendship, her writing process, and her own personal spy experience.

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14 Nov

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day: December 1

Now in its third year, Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is bigger than ever. On December 1, bookstores across the country will be welcoming children and parents with author visits, storytimes, and giveaways.

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07 Nov

WNBA Issues Call for Pannell Award Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations of general and children’s specialty stores for its 2013 WNBA Pannell Awards.

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25 Oct

Holiday Children’s Art Auction Kicks Off November 27

ABFFE will launch an online auction of original children’s art on November 27.  The week-long eBay auction will feature work from leading artists and book illustrators.

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26 Sep

ABC Best Books Catalog on Its Way

This year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog will be arriving soon at ABA member stores. The catalog is also available in PDF format for use on store websites and in newsletters.

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22 Aug

Order Deadline Monday for ABC Best Books for Children Catalog

Monday, August 27, is the deadline for ABA member stores to place orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

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13 Aug

2012 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Titles Unveiled

Presented here in alphabetical order by publisher are the more than 200 titles featured in this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

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09 Aug

2012 Fall New Voices Picks Announced

The 2012 New Voices Committee rounded out its hard work for the year by reading more than 90 fall-release titles by first-time authors. Committee members read, voted on, and selected 12 noteworthy and exciting debuts publishing between July 1, 2012, and the end of the year in two categories: Ages 8 - 12 and Teen.

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09 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Ingram offers new color POD option; NPR reveals top 100 teen books

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02 Aug

Orders for ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Now Being Accepted

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog from now until August 27 via an online order form on

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25 Jul

Finding Opportunity in New State Education Standards

As schools across the country adopt initiatives to better prepare children for the future, booksellers are facing new challenges as well as opportunities to work more closely with teachers and school librarians.

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19 Jul

Community Event Has Long-Term Positive Effects

This past weekend, Staunton, Virginia, the home of Pufferbellies Toys and Books, held its third annual Kids’ Night Out. Sponsored by the local downtown development association, the event featured children’s activities in shops and on sidewalks community-wide.

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28 Jun

Reaching Middle Grade Readers

How booksellers can meet the diverse needs of middle grade readers of a wide range of ages and abilities was the subject of a panel discussion at the first-ever Children’s Institute, presented by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, at BookExpo America.

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