Children’s Bookselling

14 Mar

Institute Offers Full-Day of Kids-Centric Programming

The Children’s Institute combines ABA’s in-depth education sessions and roundtable discussions, which are free and open to all ABA member booksellers, with a specially priced package of popular author events.

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08 Mar

Indies Invited to Jump on Board The Boxcar Contest

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children Mysteries series, Albert Whitman & Company is sponsoring The Boxcar Children Contest, open to all ABA member stores.

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08 Mar

Kids’ Booksellers Take Fight for Literacy to Hospitals and Schools

Booksellers Leslie Reiner, Carol Chittenden, Roxanne Coady, Sam Droke-Dickinson, Valerie Koehler, Ellen Mager, and Kenny Brechner talk about their efforts to close the widening literacy gap between the rich and the poor.

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07 Mar

Registration Opens for ABA’s Children’s Institute

Registration for the first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member bookstores. The daylong program of learning, networking, and festivities focusing on children’s books and bookselling will take place on Wednesday, June 6, at BEA.

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01 Mar

ABA to Launch Children’s Institute at BEA

Updated March 5, 2012:     The first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at New York’s Javits Convention Center during BookExpo America 2012.

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23 Feb

March 1 Deadline for “Find Waldo Local”

Next Thursday, March 1, is the last day for indie booksellers to sign up for the July celebration of “Find Waldo Local,” a community-wide Shop Local promotion, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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22 Feb

2012 Toy Fair Finds

Heres a peek at some of the offerings at last weeks 2012 American International Toy Fair that drew the attention of Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys and Jill Miner of Saturn Booksellers.

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16 Feb

Abrams Promo Helps Indies Focus on the Art of Selling

The Art of Selling Books, a new promotion from Abrams that offers 90-days dating, free freight, and extra discounts on 20 curated assortments of front and backlist titles for adults and children, is getting an enthusiastic reception from indie booksellers around the country.

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15 Feb

Politics and Prose Plays Host to D.C. Nerdfighters

More than 900 children and teens — aka Nerdfighters — participated in a recent event featuring John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Dutton Juvenile) and his brother, Hank Green, that was hosted by Washington, D.C.’s Politics and Prose.

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09 Feb

CBC Forum Highlights the Buyers’ Perspective

On Tuesday evening, the Children’s Book Council hosted a forum entitled “From the Buyers’ Perspective,” the first of a three-part series for industry retailers, buyers, and distributors to share their perspectives on the state of the children’s book market.

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24 Jan

ALA Announces Children’s Book Award Winners

On Monday, January 23, at its midwinter meeting in Dallas, the American Library Association announced the winners of its 2012 awards for children’s and young adult titles.

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11 Jan

Waldo Comes to Main Street

Candlewick Press and ABA are partnering to bring “Find Waldo Local” to Main Street USA this July. Indie booksellers nationwide are invited to host a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo throughout local businesses. The community-wide event was developed to help spread the Shop Local message.

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04 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Walter Dean Myers named Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Online holiday sales jump 15 percent; Six university presses sign with Ingram’s CoreSource

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04 Jan

December ABC Toolbox Now Available

The December issue of the ABC Toolbox, which includes programming, display, and event ideas, as well as access to free materials from publishers, was sent via e-mail last week to members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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20 Dec

ABC Group Facebook Page Launches

The ABC Group at ABA’s new Facebook page is a place for children’s booksellers to share news about their stores as well as their knowledge of children’s books, bookselling, and literacy.

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