Children’s Bookselling

16 May

Correction

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera (Albert Whitman, 9780807530771) is incorrectly listed on the printed Summer Kids’ Indie Next List flier as being for ages 9 - 12. It should appear in the section for “Teen Readers.” An errata sheet is included in each bundle of fliers in the May Children’s White Box mailing.

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11 May

Reserve Now to Speed Date, Celebrate, Sip Tea, and Bid Till Your Heart’s Content

There’s still time to make reservations for Speed Dating With Children’s Authors, ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon, the Tea With Children’s Authors, and the ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception at BEA.

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26 Apr

Auction of One-of-a-Kind Artwork to Benefit ABFFE

All BEA attendees are invited to the ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception to benefit the new ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. Tickets for the May 25th evening event are on sale now.

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21 Apr

ABA Hotel, Celebration Luncheon, Kids’ Tea & Speed Dating Filling Fast

With BEA just a month away, the hotel exclusively for ABA member booksellers and several special events, including the Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon, the Tea With Children’s Authors, and Speed Dating With Children’s Authors and Illustrators, are now almost booked to capacity.

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20 Apr

Doodling for a Good Cause

Publishers have banded together to encourage booksellers to get involved in the May 12th celebration of Doodle Day to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder affecting one in 3,000 children.

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12 Apr

ABC Children’s Group Works to Strengthen Programming

Since the merger of the Association of Booksellers for Children into ABA in fall 2010, the resulting ABC Children’s Group at ABA has been bustling with activity that will continue and enhance programming for children’s booksellers and other book industry professionals.

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12 Apr

Editors, Titles Announced for BEA’s Buzz Forums

Next month’s BEA will feature three Editors Buzz Forums, offering booksellers and representatives of the media insights on publishers’ picks for the upcoming season.

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07 Apr

A BEA Reservations Checklist

To help ensure booksellers have registered and reserved tickets for all of the programs and special events they want to attend at BEA, weve put together a list of important links and deadlines.

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06 Apr

ABA Announces the 2011 Indies Choice and E.B. White Award Winners

Booksellers at ABA member stores across the country have chosen the winners of the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

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06 Apr

Booksellers Go Barefoot for a Cause

On April 5, Little Shop of Stories participated in One Day Without Shoes, sponsored by TOMS Shoes, to raise awareness about the millions of children forced to go barefoot.

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06 Apr

ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception Reservations Open

Reservations are now being accepted for the ABC Children’s Group Silent Auction and Reception at BEA to benefit the new ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. A preview of this year’s Silent Auction artwork is available online.

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31 Mar

Reservations Open for Tea With Children’s Authors

Booksellers and librarians can now reserve a spot for the Tea With Children’s Authors, to be held on Wednesday afternoon, May 25, at BookExpo America. Tickets for the event are $15 each.

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31 Mar

Booksellers Diary: Books, The Kindle Killer

This week BTW launches “Booksellers Diary,” an occasional feature of first-person accounts of bookseller’s experiences on the frontlines. The first entry is from Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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24 Mar

Registration Opens to Speed Date Kids’ Authors and Illustrators at BEA

Registration is open to ABA member booksellers for “Speed Dating With Children’s Authors and Illustrators” at this year’s BEA.

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25 Feb

Voting Now Open for 2011 Indies Choice and E.B. White Awards

Owners and staff at all ABA member stores in good standing can now vote via electronic ballot for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards, and, for the first time, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, formerly administered by the Association of Booksellers for Children.

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