Children’s Bookselling

20 May

The 2004 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners

On May 20, Horn Book, Inc. announced the winners of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature. First presented in 1967, the awards are given in three categories: Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Book. This year's winners are:

Fiction and Poetry: The Fire-Eaters by David Almond (Delacorte)

Nonfiction: An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion)

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13 May

Programming for Children's Booksellers Abounds at BEA

Featured speakers at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast will be authors Jamie Lee Curtis (right), Jack Gantos (below left) and Ursula K.

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06 May

WNBA Announces Children's Bookseller Award Winners

The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) has announced the winners of the 2004 Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards.

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13 Nov

Announcing the Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76

The full Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76, with bookseller quotes, is now online at http://news.bookweb.org/read/1983. Stores should begin receiving copies of the list during the last week of November.

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13 Nov

Children's Book Week: Reading Is a Right!

National Children's Book Week, which will be held from November 17 - 23, turns a venerable 84-years-old this year. Since 1919, booksellers, educators, librarians, and families have celebrated National Children's Book Week during the week before Thanksgiving to help bring more children in contact with quality children's literature.

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06 Nov

The Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76 Top Ten

This week, we are announcing the top ten picks for the Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76, based on the nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. Book Sense 76 Editor-in-Chief Dan Cullen sends many, many thanks to all the booksellers who nominated titles. He notes, too, that all nominations are crucial. Many factors come into play in selecting the quote that is printed in the full 76, but those that are not published play a very important role in composing the entire list.

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02 Oct

Book Sense in The New Yorker on Sale Now

The October 6 issue of The New Yorker -- on sale now -- features the latest Book Sense insert, "Just Kidding -- Great Books for Children and Young Adults." The five-page special feature presents the handselling favorites of 12 independent booksellers -- all titles drawn from the fall 2003 Children's Book Sense 76. (To view the full 76, click here.)

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01 Oct

Teen Book Market in Flux

This is the third in a series of four articles looking at the results of the recently released 2002 Consumer Research Study on Book Purchasing, conducted by Ipsos BookTrends and published by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). This week's focus is the teen (14 to 17 years old) book market.

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24 Sep

Joint Committee Meets to Plan BEA Children's Bookselling Program

The Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee met on Monday, September 15, in New York City, to develop events for BookExpo America 2004, to be held from June 2 - 6 in Chicago. At the meeting, the group, a joint committee of ABA, the Association of Booksellers for Children, and the Children's Book Council, considered speakers for the show's Friday morning Children's Book and Author Breakfast and also planned the Thursday afternoon children's booksellers' educational sessions.

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17 Sep

Children's Book Market Suffers Decline

This is the second of four articles looking at the results of the recently released 2002 Consumer Research Study on Book Purchasing, conducted by Ipsos BookTrends and published by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). This week's focus is the children's book market (13 years old and under).

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