Children’s Bookselling

30 Mar

Tickets on Sale Now for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and the Children’s Book Council, the auction will honor Ashley Bryan and feature the announcement of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners.

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27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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20 Mar
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Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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12 Mar
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Sign Up for the ABC Group’s Flashlight e-Newsletter

All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

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05 Mar

Register Now for Children’s Institute

This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

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02 Mar
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Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

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28 Feb

Voting Begins March 1 for 2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Voting opens on March 1 for the 11th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

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23 Feb
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Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The keynote speakers slated to appear at the American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) are Chelsea Clinton, Angie Thomas, Temple Grandin, and Mallika Chopra.

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20 Feb

2018 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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12 Feb
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The Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

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12 Feb
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67 Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs

Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

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07 Feb

Registration Extended for Children’s Book Week Event Locations

The deadline has been extended for bookstores to become official event locations for Children’s Book Week. In addition, 20 finalists were announced for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.

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01 Feb
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Registration for Children’s Institute to Open February 21

Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

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25 Jan
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ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Opens

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2018 Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

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25 Jan

Wi13 Keynote: Junot Díaz on the Importance of Representative Literature

Junot Díaz, author of the forthcoming children’s book Islandborn, appeared as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Winter Institute, where he spoke about the value of featuring people of color in children’s literature.

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