Children’s Bookselling

02 Jun

BTW News Briefs

IPG adds 23 publishers; PGW to distribute Canongate; PEN launches Make Space campaign; Reading the West Book Award, Folio Prize, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners announced; O. Henry Prize Stories announced

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01 Jun

Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards Announced at BookExpo

The 10th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced on May 31 in conjunction with the Silent Art Auction to benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

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24 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Artwork From 125 Illustrators

Tickets are on sale now for the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo, which will feature artwork from illustrators such as Sophie Blackall, Mark Hoffman, Sydney Hanson, and Ian Schoenherr.

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24 May

Ci5 Education: Growing Sales With Your Favorite Backlist Titles — What Works, What Doesn’t

At Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers shared their perspectives on how best to curate backlist inventory to grow sales and convey their bookstore’s distinct personality.

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23 May

Birthday Buckets Drive Business to MudPuddles

The Birthday Buckets program at MudPuddles Toys & Books offers young customers the opportunity to fill a bin with the toys and books they want for their birthday and bring it to the attention of friends and family.

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17 May

BTW News Briefs

Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

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17 May

Silent Auction Tickets on Sale Now

All BookExpo registrants can purchase tickets now for the popular Silent Art Auction at BookExpo. The event will feature the announcement of the winners of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

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16 May

Ci5 Education: Fostering an Inclusive Environment for Staff and Customers With Disabilities

At last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers discussed how they modified their stores to become more inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.

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12 May

Title Recommendations Wanted for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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11 May

The Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

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10 May

2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

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09 May

Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

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08 May

Ci5: Understanding Development and Reading Styles to Connect with Middle Grade and YA Readers

During an education session at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, booksellers learned tips and strategies for hand-selling books to middle-grade and young-adult readers.

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05 May

Small Press Profile: Ripple Grove Press

Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Rob and Amanda Broder, Ripple Grove Press aims to publish beautifully illustrated and well-told children’s picture books.

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03 May

BTW News Briefs

Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

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