Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

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    Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 55 publisher sponsors, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation, and Publishers Weekly, 79 ABA member booksellers will be attending this June’s ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, on scholarship.

    The awards cover the conference fee, a three-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 19–21 event at the Sheraton New Orleans.

    Booksellers, publishers, and guests who are registered for Children’s Institute can now access the Ci6 Bookseller Registrants Listing on BookWeb (a username and password are required to access the list; e-mail info@bookweb.org for login details).

    The recipients of scholarships to the sixth ABC Children’s Institute are:

    • Abrams: Dusty Baker, Austy’s (Salem, IN)
    • Abrams: Casey Gerken, Innisfree Bookshop (Meredith, NH)
    • American Booksellers Association: Rebecca Bender, Canterbury Book Store (Escanaba, MI)
    • American Booksellers Association: Isabelle Opper, That Book Store  (Wethersfield, CT)
    • Baker & Taylor: Olivia Schaffer, The Bookshelf (Thomasville, GA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Margie Leonard, The Blue Bunny Books & Toys (Dedham, MA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Cecilia Cackley, East City Bookshop (Washington, DC)
    • Baker & Taylor: Jane De Haan, A Children’s Place (Portland, OR)
    • Baker & Taylor: Joni Montover, Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard (South Padre Island, TX)
    • Baker & Taylor: Julie Kubitz, King City Books (Mount Vernon, IL)
    • Baker & Taylor: Judith Kissner, Scout & Morgan Books (Cambridge, MN)
    • Baker & Taylor: Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time (Montrose, CA)
    • Baker & Taylor: Susan Reckers, Orinda Books (Orinda, CA)
    • Bloomsbury: Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)
    • Bloomsbury: Shoshana Smith, Flashlight Books (Belmont, CA)
    • Book Industry Charitable Foundation: Kara Rockett-Arsenault, Barn Owl Books (Quincy, CA)
    • Book Industry Charitable Foundation: Maria Montoya, Book Suey (Hamtramck, MI)
    • Book Industry Charitable Foundation: Kinsey Foreman, Odyssey Bookshop (South Hadley, MA)
    • Candlewick: Jennifer Green, Green Bean Books (Portland, OR)
    • Candlewick: Katelyn Derderian, Explore Booksellers & Bistro (Aspen, CO)
    • Capstone Young Readers: Emily Hall, Main Street Books (St. Charles, MO)
    • Charlesbridge: Sara Harjo, Best of Books (Edmond, OK)
    • Chronicle Books: Dorothy Pittman, Horton’s Books & Gifts (Carrollton, GA)
    • Diamond Book Distributors/Lion Forge: Melissa Fox, Watermark Books (Wichita, KS)
    • Disney Book Group: Brein Lopez, Children’s Book World  (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Disney Book Group: Patricia Worth, River Reader Book Store (Lexington, MO)
    • Disney Book Group: Clarissa Murphy, Wellesley Books (Wellesley, MA)
    • DK: Naomi Chamblin, Napa Bookmine (Napa, CA)
    • Enchanted Lion Books: Robyn Brodrick, The Reading Bug (San Carlos, CA)
    • Flying Eye Books: Christy McDanold, Secret Garden Bookshop (Seattle, WA)
    • Groundwood Books: Tiffany Harlan, Grass Roots Books & Music (Corvallis, OR)
    • Groundwood Books: Kathy Magruder, Pageturners Bookstore (Indianola, IA)
    • Hachette Book Group: Angie Tally, Country Bookshop (Southern Pines, NC)
    • Hachette Book Group: Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore (Indianapolis, IN)
    • Hachette Book Group: Stacey Haerr, Warwick’s (La Jolla, CA)
    • Harlequin: Patty Norman, Copperfield’s Books (Sebastopol, CA)
    • Harlequin: Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)
    • Harlequin: Deborah Cohen, The Story House: Bookstore on Wheels (Rockville, MD)
    • HarperCollins Children’s Books: Destenie Fafard, Cellar Door Books (Riverside, CA)
    • HarperCollins Children’s Books: Riley Jay Davis, Common Good Books (St. Paul, MN)
    • HarperCollins Children’s Books: Margaret Neville, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)
    • Holiday House: Dana Meister, Full Circle Bookstore (Oklahoma City, OK)
    • Holiday House: Betsy Covert, The Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH)
    • Ingram Content Group: Sara Ornelas, Blue Baboon Books (Wichita, KS)
    • Ingram Content Group: Sabrina Caldwell, The Book Haus (New Braunfels, TX)
    • Ingram Content Group: Rosanne Parry, Annie Bloom’s Books (Portland, OR)
    • Ingram Content Group: Kathy Burnette, The Brain Lair Bookstore (Granger, IN)
    • Ingram Content Group: Broche Fabian, Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh, NC)
    • Ingram Content Group: Tina Vaughn, Chapters Bookshop (Galax, VA)
    • Ingram Content Group: Catherine Lawrence, Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg, PA)
    • Ingram Content Group: Amy Thue, Whimsy on Main (Millbank, SD)
    • Journey Publications: Ellen Mager, Booktenders’ Secret Garden (Doylestown, PA)
    • Lerner: Shannon Chamberlin, Ideas Bookstore (Kimberton, PA)
    • little bee books: Donna Fell, Sparta Books (Sparta, NJ)
    • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Rebekah Shoaf, Boogie Down Books (Bronx, NY)
    • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Portia Turner, The Book Cellar (Chicago, IL)
    • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group: Jordan Standridge, Powell’s Books (Portland, OR)
    • Orca: Mariana Calderon, Volumes Bookcafe (Chicago, IL)
    • Papercutz: Claire McElroy-Chesson, Village Books (Bellingham, WA)
    • Penguin Young Readers: Kimberly Brock, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH)
    • Penguin Young Readers: Anne Whaling, Mrs. Dalloway’s (Berkeley, CA)
    • Publishers Weekly: Amanda Hurley, Tombolo Books (St. Petersburg, FL)
    • Publishers Weekly: Ivan Smith, Wishing Tree Books (Spokane, WA)
    • Quirk Books: Mauricio Figuls, DIESEL, A Bookstore (Santa Monica, CA)
    • Random House Children’s Books: Cristina Russell, Books & Books (Coral Gables, FL)
    • Random House Children’s Books: Kirsten Hess, Let’s Play Books! (Emmaus, PA)
    • Scholastic: Alison Frenzel, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe (Waco, TX)
    • Second Story Press: Sarah San Juan, Story on the Square (McDonough, GA)
    • Seven Stories/Triangle Square: Liz Whitelam, Whitelam Books (Reading, MA)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Eugenia Vela, BookPeople (Austin, TX)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Louise Marshall, Rakestraw Books (Danville, CA)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Leslie Hawkins, Spellbound Children’s Bookshop (Asheville, NC)
    • Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing: Clarissa Hadge, Trident Booksellers & Café (Boston, MA)
    • Sleeping Bear Press: Pam Sterling, East Bay Booksellers (Oakland, CA)
    • Soho Teen: Carol Rabe, The Bookworm (Bernardsville, NJ)
    • Sourcebooks: sweet pea Flaherty, King’s Books (Tacoma, WA)
    • Sourcebooks: June Wilcox, M. Judson Books (Greenville, SC)
    • Sterling: Chloe Purton, Books & Company (Oconomowoc, WI)
    • Workman/Algonquin Young Readers: Anna Thorn, Busboys and Poets (Washington, DC)

    Booksellers looking to attend the 2018 ABC Children’s Institute are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org.