Children’s Bookselling

02 Apr

ABC Explores Merger With ABA

The Association of Booksellers for Children is exploring a variety of options "to keep the organization viable." In a letter sent to ABC's bookseller members via e-mail on March 26, the ABC Board explained, "A possible option would include becoming a division of ABA, a department of ABA, or another configuration that we haven't d

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12 Feb

The Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Preview

With a fun and vibrant design that reflects the energy, verve, and insight of its indie bookseller recommendations, the Spring 2009 Kids' Next List has arrived. The new list can be seen in preview and is now featured on IndieBound.org in a clear, interactive format that lets consumers access all of the stellar picks and purchase titles from their favorite independent bookstores.

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26 Jan

2009 Caldecott & Newbery Award Winners Announced

On Monday, January 26, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of its Caldecott and Newbery medals and other awards for the best children's and young adult literature at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Among this year's winners were:

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins Children's Books

NEWBERY HONOR BOOKS

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13 Nov

The Winter '08/'09 Children's Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the Winter '08/'09 Kids' Indie Next List, which is now featured on IndieBound.org in a user-friendly, interactive format that lets consumers peruse these insightful indie recommendations and purchase titles.

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10 Nov

The Winter '08 /'09 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481 / 0439023483)

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21 Aug

Kids' Indie Next List Now Featured on IndieBound.org

The Fall '08 Kids' Next List is now featured on IndieBound.org in a fun, interactive format that makes it easy for consumers to purchase these insightful indie recommendations.

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14 Aug

ABA Announces First Children's Indie Next List

The first Children's Indie Next List is now available for preview. The new list showcases not only a wide range of exemplary titles for young readers, as chosen by indie booksellers, but also a new, redesigned format.

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11 Aug

Fall 2008 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (illus.)
(HarperCollins, $17.99, 9780060530921 / 0060530928)

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09 Jul

Kids' Indie Next List to Debut This Fall: Nominations Needed Now

This Friday, July 11, is the deadline for nominations for the Fall Children's Indie Next List, which will be the debut kids' Next List.

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15 May

The Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks list is available now for preview. The list will be arriving at independent bookstores with Book Sense by the end of this month.

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14 May

Can You See What I See? ... in Your Store Window

To celebrate the publication of On a Scary Scary Night (Cartwheel Books), the sixth book in Walter Wick's Can You See What I See? series, Scholastic Inc. and the American Booksellers Association are teaming up to sponsor the Can You See What I See? store window contest.

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09 May

The Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Pick

1. SAVVY, by Ingrid Law (Dial, $16.99, 9780803733060/ 0803733062) "Mississippi Beaumont (Mibs, for short) is about to turn 13, and in her unusual family that's when a 'savvy' arrives. One brother can produce electricity. Another causes hurricanes. The special talent that arrives, for her, however, is not at all what she expects. This rollicking novel is full of charm and energy." --Joanne R. Fritz, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA

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29 Apr

For Children's Booksellers: Day of Education Sessions, Author Events & More

Children's booksellers can look forward to special programming every day from Wednesday afternoon, May 28, through Saturday, May 31, at BookExpo America 2008. Among the myriad events are an author's tea, a game show for lovers of books for teens and 'tweens, speed dating with children's authors, a traditional children's book and author breakfast, a mostly silent auction, and more.

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01 Apr

Gearing Up for a Revitalized Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week is being celebrated this year from Monday, May 12, to Sunday, May 18. The 89th annual event, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), in association with the CBC Foundation, features an array of activities, including the First Annual Children's Book Choice Awards and a children's version of the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Big Read with New York City's Mercantile Library for Fiction.

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25 Mar

The Adoration of Jenna Fox: Suspense, Sci-Fi & Family Drama for YA Readers

The cover of Mary E. Pearson's new novel, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, bears an image of a butterfly -- a deep blue one with slightly damaged wings. It's an image that holds special meaning for Pearson, who told BTW in a recent interview, "I like looking at it -- and I love the serendipity of it all."

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