Children’s Bookselling

01 Oct
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for November & December 2021

The November/December Kids' Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the titles on the November/December Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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28 Sep
Kylie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kylie Lee Baker

“What a vivid and chilling story,” said Kim Brock of Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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09 Sep
Alda P. Dobbs, author of Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Alda P. Dobbs on Summer/Fall 2021 Indies Introduce Pick “Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna”

"This suspenseful and inspiring story of war, migration, and the determination of one young girl has left me excited for Petra’s future," said Brein Lopez of Children's Book World. 

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16 Aug
Kate DiCamillo, author of The Beatryce Prophecy

Kate DiCamillo on September/October Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "The Beatryce Prophecy"

“Kate DiCamillo weaves a medieval tale that reads like a classic fable,” said Julie Jarema of Avid Bookshop.

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10 Aug
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for September/October 2021

The September/October Kids' Indie Next List Preview

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

 

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20 Jul
ABC Children's Catalog 2021 Best Books

Order Your ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs Now

Orders can be placed via an order form on BookWeb.org until September 8.

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29 Jun
Cat Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Jory John and Lane Smith on July/August Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Cat Problems"

“I am so psyched that there’s a new Jory John and Lane Smith book!" said René Kirkpatrick of University Book Store.

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07 Jun
July/August KINL

The July/August Kids' Indie Next List Preview

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

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20 May
The Passing Playbook by Isaac

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Isaac Fitzsimons

On The Passing Playbook, Brien Lopez of Children's Book World said, “Isaac Fitzsimons has scored a goal for Trans Boy Joy."

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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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