Children’s Bookselling

25 Jun

Best Books for Children Catalog Nomination Deadline Monday

Monday, July 2, is last day for booksellers at ABA member stores to submit nominations for the fall 2012 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

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21 Jun

Communities Ready for “Find Waldo Local”

In July, people in cities and towns across the country will head out on scavenger hunts to find Waldo during a month-long series of events spearheaded by their local independent booksellers. The stores are all participants in “Find Waldo Local,” a campaign sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA that aims to spur local shopping while celebrating Waldo’s 25th anniversary.

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21 Jun

Meeting the Literacy Needs of Children

A panel of booksellers and literacy group leaders at ABA’s Children’s Institute examined how booksellers can begin assessing the literacy needs of children in their communities, as well as efforts already underway to meet those needs, to arrive at a plan that helps ensure books and reading programs reach the children who need them most.

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14 Jun

New Candlewick Campaign Puts the Focus on Picture Books

Candlewick Press’ new campaign, “We Believe in Picture Books!,” offers booksellers generous CHIRP terms, tools to bolster merchandising, and handselling incentives for frontline staff.

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14 Jun

BEA Podcasts & Videos Available

For those who couldn’t make it to last week’s trade show and those who just want a recap, BookExpo America has created an archive of podcasts and videos, and will be adding more material over the next several weeks.

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12 Jun

Nominations Sought for 2012 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA is seeking title recommendations from ABA member booksellers for the fall 2012 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

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06 Jun

Bowker Study Provides Encouraging News for Kids’ Booksellers

ABA educational programming at the first ABC Children’s Institute kicked off with the opening plenary “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” presented by Kelly Gallagher, vice president, Publishing Work Flow Solutions, R.R. Bowker.

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24 May

Kids’ Institute: “Some of Our Favorite Things” and Focused Roundtables

The secrets behind successful programs for children at several indie bookstores will be on display during the ABC Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 6, at BookExpo America.

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24 May

WNBA Names 2012 Pannell Winners

The Women’s National Book Association has announced the winners of this year’s WNBA Pannell Awards, given annually since 1983 to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities to bring books and young people together. 

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23 May

Max and Ruby to Headline Children’s Art Auction

One of the highlights of the Children’s Art Auction and Reception on the evening of June 6 at BEA will be the live auction of five double-spread pages from the dummy photographed for Rosemary Wells’ forthcoming Max & Ruby’s Treasure Hunt.

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16 May

New Voices Marketing Kits Shipping Soon

Members of the ABC Group at ABA will be receiving a special New Voices Marketing Kit in the Summer Children’s White Box, shipping next week.

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16 May

Kids’ Bookstores Find Success With Adult Titles

Whether it is to reinforce the message that reading is just as important for adults, or to fill a hole left by the closing of a nearby general bookstore, children’s booksellers have met with success when devoting space to grown-up titles, too.

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10 May

Children’s Book Week Celebrations Underway

Children’s Book Week kicked off on Monday with an awards gala and bookstore events across the country.

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09 May

Children’s Institute Sold Out: Wait List Now Forming

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute at BEA is booked to capacity. ABA member booksellers can add their names to a waiting list via the Institute website.

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