Specialty Bookselling

07 Jun

Children’s Institute Raffle to Showcase Art From 12 Children’s Book Illustrators

Here’s a preview of the artwork to be raffled off at the ABC Children’s Institute, including pieces from illustrators Ryan T. Higgins, LeUyen Pham, and Michael Slack.

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01 Jun

Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap to Showcase Evergreen Favorites

As part of a larger ABA initiative to provide members with new opportunities to support backlist titles, the Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap invites all attendees to share their favorite backlist kids’ books with colleagues.

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01 Jun

Children’s Book Art Up for Grabs at Children’s Institute

Artwork from a dozen children’s book illustrators will be raffled off later this month at the ABC Children’s Institute.

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01 Jun

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 29, 2016.

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25 May

Children’s Institute Speaker Dr. Dana Suskind on How Words Shape a Child’s Future

At next month’s Children’s Institute, Dr. Dana Suskind will present the featured talk “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain,” which will look at how early language exposure through books and conversation can change a child’s future.

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25 May

2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Unveiled

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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25 May

Wild Rumpus Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest goes to Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for its creative garden-themed window design inspired by the exciting new children’s books springing up each season.

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24 May

Making Bookstores Welcoming to Romance Readers

How to create positive and welcoming spaces for romance readers was the focus of the BEA panel “Creating a Safe Space for Genre Readers in Traditional Literary Strongholds.”

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24 May

Children’s Institute’s Backlist Book Swap: Pick and Pack Your Book Now

All Children’s Institute attendees planning to participate in the Backlist Book Swap party, which kicks off the institute on Tuesday, June 21, are reminded to pack their favorite kids’ book and a bookmark to share, and to let ABA know now what they’ll be bringing.

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18 May

Children’s Institute Registration Closes Friday

This Friday, May 20, is the final day to register for next month’s ABC Children’s Institute in Orlando, Florida.

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18 May

The Summer 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

The Kids’ Indie Next List flier arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box features the top 10 children’s titles for the summer publishing season and an additional 33 titles organized by age group, plus nine Revisit & Rediscover titles.

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17 May

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 15, 2016.

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06 May

Ninth Annual Children’s Choice Book Award Winners Revealed

On Friday, May 6, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winners of the 2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards, a highlight of the annual celebration of Children’s Book Week.

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04 May

Children’s Institute Registration Deadline May 20

Space at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute is now limited. Registration will close on Friday, May 20, or once the institute reaches capacity, whichever comes first.

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04 May

Julia Alvarez to Speak at Children’s Institute on Discovering Reading and Writing

Award-winning author Julia Alvarez will close next month’s Children’s Institute with a talk about her unlikely path to becoming a passionate reader and writer and how stories can shape the lives of children.

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