Children’s Bookselling

29 Apr
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for May & June 2021

Emiko Jean on May/June Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Tokyo Ever After"

“It’s easy to compare this book to The Princess Diaries, but it has more than that: beautiful, vivid writing; a fiercely charming lead; and the city of Tokyo coming to life on the page,” Lindsay Howard of Lark and Owl Booksellers.

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22 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

The final topic for the series is diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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14 Apr
ABA ShopTalk
14 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

Remaining topics for the series include identity in the future with Samira Ahmed on April 21 and diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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13 Apr
Firekeeper's Daughter cover

Angeline Boulley on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Firekeeper’s Daughter”

“This debut grabbed me from the start and kept me totally immersed in the story of a strong, self-described nerdy young female struggling with the normal problems of belonging, with the added element of being half Native American,” said Carol Putnam of Skylark Bookshop.

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07 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Begins

The series kicked off today, April 7, and continues every Wednesday throughout the rest of the month. Booksellers are invited to have their customers join now.

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07 Apr

April ShopTalks to Offer Special Opportunity for Children’s Booksellers

ABA is inviting bookstore members of the ABC Group to this April 20 conversation to share best practices, talk about their business, and crowdsource ideas and solutions to problems.

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07 Apr

2021 Children’s Institute to Go Virtual

Attendees can expect all their favorite programs to return during the virtual event. Registration will open on June 15. 

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31 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Kicks Off April 7

Topics for the series include magic and queering fantasy worlds; magic, speculative, and real-life issues; identity in the future; and diverse worldbuilding in short stories.

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31 Mar

What Are You Reading? Nominate It for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The 2021 catalog will feature titles nominated by American Booksellers Association bookstore members as well as titles nominated by publishers.

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23 Mar

Nominations for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Now Open

New this year, booksellers can submit their nomination using Edelweiss. Just as a bookseller would nominate for the Indie Next List, they can also nominate children’s titles for the ABC Catalog.

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22 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

April Virtual Reading Series Explores YA Science Fiction and Fantasy

Victoria Schwab, Tochi Onyebuchi, Samira Ahmed, and Zoraida Córdova will be in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton on a variety of topics. 

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17 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

April Virtual Reading Series on “A Universe of Wishes” to Feature YA Sci-fi and Fantasy Worlds

The four-part series will take place every Wednesday in April. Booksellers can start promoting the event to their customers now.

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09 Feb
Kids' Indie Next List

The Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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