Ci6 Education: Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs

    The “Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs” education session at Children’s Institute provided booksellers with tips on making their stores inclusive places of refuge for queer youth.

    Ci6 Keynote: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

    2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

    The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Angie Thomas on How Children’s Booksellers Can Change the World

    Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling debut YA novel The Hate U Give, spoke to booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute about their important role in helping all children reach their potential.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin on Teaching Kids to Think Like an Inventor

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, the inventor, autism spokesperson, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor stressed the importance of teaching children how to work with tools.

    Deadline Extended for Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Submissions

    Booksellers now have until July 11 to submit their recommendations for titles to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Chelsea Clinton on Teaching Kids the Value of Persistence

    At the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton shared her thoughts with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of D.C.’s Politics and Prose, on the importance of children’s literature and writing books that teach kids about activism.

    Ci6 Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger on Trends Driving the Children’s Book Industry

    Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

    ABC Children’s Institute: A Celebration of Diversity, Activism, and Kids’ Lit

    This week, more than 300 independent booksellers traveled to New Orleans for ABA’s sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, an event that has become a favorite on the industry calendar.

    ABC Group Unveils 2018 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

    The art to be featured on the cover of the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October, comes from Ryan T. Higgins, author of Mother Bruce.

    Remember to Pack Your Costume for Children’s Institute

    Backlist character costumes will be judged by a surprise panel of industry friends and prizes will be awarded across a range of categories.

    Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

    The ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

    A Checklist for Children’s Institute First-Timers

    With the 2018 Children’s Institute just around the corner, now is the time to review this helpful checklist filled with reminders and tips for how to best navigate the event.

    Celebrate the Kickoff of Children’s Institute in Costume

    Decked-out booksellers attending Children’s Institute’s first-ever backlist children’s book character costume party will have the chance to win an array of spectacular prizes.

    Ci6 to Feature Chelsea Clinton in Conversation With Lissa Muscatine

    Lissa Muscatine of Politics and Prose Bookstore will interview Chelsea Clinton about her passion for books and reading.


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