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    A Q&A With Ci6 Keynote Speakers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

    The Hudsons are the editors of the upcoming children’s anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which contains writing and artwork from 50 of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators.

    Last Call! Sign Up Now for Celebration of Bookselling, Kids’ Speed Dating Lunches

    The deadlines are drawing near for booksellers hoping to sign up to mingle with authors at two stellar events at BookExpo.

    The Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

    Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature 150 Pieces of Original Art

    Here, auction coordinator Susannah Richards encourages all BookExpo attendees to purchase their tickets for the Silent Art Auction.

    2018 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

    Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in nine categories.

    Register Now for Special Events at BookExpo

    ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to attend exclusive events, such as Meet the Editor and the Speed Dating Lunch with Children’s Book Authors. Deadlines are approaching; sign up now.

    Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 70 Authors and Illustrators

    More than 70 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of three days of keynote presentations, featured talks, and special events.

    Author and Wellness Expert Mallika Chopra to Speak at Children’s Institute

    At Ci6, Mallika Chopra will share practical tips from her forthcoming children’s how-to meditation book, Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More.

    Recommendations Sought for 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

    Inventor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin to Speak at Children’s Institute

    Temple Grandin, author of the forthcoming Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor, will discuss her childhood love for inventors and the importance of kids having time to tinker.

    Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

    ABA members and friends of CBC can enjoy a lively lunch with 20 children’s book authors as they pitch their new projects at BookExpo 2018. Reserve your tickets now; space is limited.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

    Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

    Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

    Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

    ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

    Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

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