Children’s Bookselling

15 Aug

Winter Institute 13: Scholarship Application Form Now Open

Booksellers can apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute by submitting a form on BookWeb or a business card at the ABA booth during the fall regional trade shows.

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11 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Diana Harmon Asher

In Sidetracked, author Diana Harmon Asher “gives us a narrator with a unique voice,” said Dave Shallenberger of Little Shop of Stories.

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11 Aug

The Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

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08 Aug

Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2018

The 2018 Children’s Institute will take place from Tuesday, June 19, through Thursday, June 21, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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08 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

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20 Jul

ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

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05 Jul

Cath Crowley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Words in Deep Blue”

Australian author Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue is one of booksellers’ top picks for the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

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27 Jun

Sign Up Now to Send the Free Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Customers

Booksellers are invited to join the more than 100 independent bookstores already participating in the Indie Next List e-newsletter program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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22 Jun

Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog is Friday, June 30.

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21 Jun

BTW News Briefs

ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

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16 Jun

June 30 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until June 30 to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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14 Jun

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo event director pens letter to booksellers; CBC introduces Reading Beyond; Ingram announces promotions, new staff; Signature launches “Immigrants Write” series; Tracy K. Smith named U.S. Poet Laureate; Griffin Poetry Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced

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13 Jun

Reading Without Walls Bingo Aims to Challenge Readers This Summer

ABA members participating in the bingo-style summer reading challenge can visit BookWeb to find downloadable promotional materials.

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07 Jun

ABC Group Unveils 2017 Best Books for Young Readers Cover Art

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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06 Jun

Bookstores Win Raffle for Elephant & Piggie Spinner, Signed Books

Scattered Books and Hearthside Books are the winners of two special prizes raffled off at BookExpo by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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