Children’s Bookselling

21 Feb

The Spring 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Spring 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.

Additional copies of the Spring Kids' Picks may be requested via e-mail to

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31 Jan

BTW News Briefs

AAP/ALSC Task Force Creates Children's Title List to Promote Literacy Among Hispanic and Latino Communities

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30 Jan

WNBA's Complete List of Pannell Award Nominees

This week, the Women's National Book Association announced the nominees for the 2008 Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards, recognizing retail bookstores that excel at inspiring the interest of young people in books and reading.

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14 Jan

ALA's Caldecott, Newbery, Other Children's Book Awards

On Monday, January 14, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery medals and numerous other awards recognizing the best children's and young adult literature. The announcements were made at ALA's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The winners are:

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

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)


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03 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jon Scieszka Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The Library of Congress has named Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Viking) as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. The appointment is for a two-year term. As National Ambassador, Scieszka will encourage the appreciation of young people's literature throughout the U.S. through both personal and media appearances.

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15 Nov

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks Preview

The Winter 2007 - 2008 Book Sense Children's Picks List is available now for preview. The list will be coming to independent bookstores with Book Sense in the Children's White Box, which will arrive in stores this month.

Additional copies of the Winter Kids' Picks list may be requested via e-mail to

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17 Oct

WNBA Seeks Outstanding Children's Booksellers

The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) is calling for nominations for the Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards, honoring bookstores that excel at inspiring interest in reading and creatively bringing books and young people together. WNBA will present the awards to two bookstores -- one general and one children's specialty bookstore -- at BookExpo America 2008 in Los Angeles.

Each recipient will receive a check for $1,000 plus a framed piece of original art by a children's book illustrator.

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18 Sep

Bookseller Turns the Tables to Pen A Crooked Kind of Perfect

After a decade of hosting hundreds of author visits as the marketing director for Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California, Linda Urban will now be the one signing the books.

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18 Jun

What Makes Your Town's Main Street Special?

A reminder that the Scholastic Main Street Contest, celebrating the publication of Ann M. Martin's new Main Street series, is now underway. Materials are still available, and all young readers from the ages of 6 to 12 are encouraged to enter.

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07 Jun

Children's Books: A Growth Industry

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01 Jun

Children's Book & Author Breakfast Celebrates New 'Golden Age of Children's Literature'

The Friday Children's Book & Author Breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day, if the laughter and applause of several hundred booksellers and publishing professionals was any indication.

Libba Bray, author of the forthcoming The Sweet Far Thing (Delacorte Press), was emcee for the breakfast event, which was presented in cooperation with the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee, a cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association, Association of Booksellers for Children, and the Children's Book Council.

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08 May

Children's Poet Laureate Aims to Foster a Lifelong Love of Poetry

Jack Prelutsky

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02 May

Pannell Winners Announced

This year's winners of the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for Excellence in Children's Bookselling, announced by the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) on May 2, are Books & Books in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, in the general bookstore category and Wonderland Books & Toys in Rockford, Illinois, in the children's specialty category.

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27 Mar

BEA Children's and College Store Programming Preview

The American Booksellers Association's Thursday Day of Education (at Hotel ABA, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York) at BookExpo America 2007 also features programming for children's booksellers, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, and programming for college stores, sponsored by the National Associa

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07 Feb

The Spring 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

1. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785 / 0439813786, Available in March) "The triple talents of Brian Selznick come into full play in this spellbinding mystery, which is presented through both narrative and original drawings. This story of a talented orphan boy, a bookish girl, and an old man with a mysterious past hidden in the early days of filmmaking will hold the reader's interest to its grand finale.

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