Children’s Bookselling

24 Jan

BookExpo Announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers

The June 1 event will feature Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers, Yuyi Morales, and Meg Medina. ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo now.

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23 Jan

2018 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed

This year’s poster is designed by award-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki based on the theme “One world, many stories,” which highlights the power of books to appeal to readers of all backgrounds.

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10 Jan

Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

During her 2018–2019 term, Woodson will promote her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE, which encourages readers to embrace the impact reading can have on creating a more hopeful world.

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08 Dec
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ABA Members: Score a “Baby Monkey, Private Eye” Lithograph

Scholastic is offering limited-edition lithographs featuring artwork from Brian Selznick and David Serlin’s Baby Monkey, Private Eye to ABA member booksellers.

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15 Nov

Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

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13 Nov
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The Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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07 Nov

Listen Now: Children’s Institute Podcasts Added to ABA’s Learning on Demand Page

Podcasts recorded at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute feature Jason Reynolds’ keynote presentation, a featured talk with Marley Dias and Suzanna Hermans, and a session on how to grow backlist sales.

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13 Oct

Extra Stock of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Available

The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will arrive in stores later this month. Booksellers can now view the list of catalog titles in an Excel file and place an order to supplement their stock.

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04 Oct

ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Arrive This Month

The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will be arriving in stores later this month, and booksellers have the opportunity to supplement their supplies with extra stock.

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22 Sep

ABC Best Books for Young Readers Titles Revealed

Here are the more than 260 titles featured in the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog. Booksellers can order additional catalogs while supplies last.

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06 Sep

“Read-Aloud-a-Thon” to Celebrate Twain’s “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine”

Random House Children’s Books is inviting stores to participate in “Celebrating Twain: A National Read-Aloud-A-Thon” to promote the release of Mark Twain’s new never-before-published children’s book.

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24 Aug

ABC Best Books Catalog Orders Due September 8

The order deadline for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

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23 Aug

Rodale Kids to Feature Health and Wellness Books for Children

Rodale Books’ new children’s imprint, Rodale Kids, to launch in September, will publish a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for infants, children, and teens.

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21 Aug

Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

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15 Aug

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Winners Announced

The 15 winners of this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest include independent booksellers, schools, and libraries, each of which received a set of books to donate to a local charity.

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