Children’s Bookselling

19 Jun

A Checklist for Children’s Institute First-Timers

For many first-timers — or even seventh-timers — the event can be an overwhelming maze of education sessions, publisher talks, author signings, and networking opportunities. Here are some tips that can help.

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12 Jun
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ABC Group Unveils 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book Babymoon (Candlewick), written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is featured on the cover of the 2019 catalog.

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10 Jun

Tips for 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.

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07 Jun

Won’t You Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute?

Attendees at the seventh Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh will be treated to a private screening of the recent Fred Rogers documentary.

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05 Jun

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci7 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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05 Jun
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You’re Invited! Second Annual Costume Party to Take Place at Children’s Institute

The Ci7 Welcome Reception and Costume Party will kick off the 2019 Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 26.

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05 Jun

Children’s Book Art Up for Grabs at Ci7

Ten pieces of original artwork created by children’s book illustrators will be raffled off later this month at the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute.

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30 May

More Than 300 People Attend 2019 Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

As is the case every year, proceeds from the auction benefited the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event was sponsored by ABA, the Children’s Book Council, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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22 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Art From More Than 100 Children’s Book Illustrators

A variety of children’s book illustrators are donating original art from a published or forthcoming book to be auctioned off to raise money for ABFE and Every Child a Reader.

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20 May

Elizabeth Acevedo on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “With the Fire on High”

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious,’” said Emelie Burl of Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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16 May

Nominations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers are invited to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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13 May

Get Your Tickets by May 22 for ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea at BookExpo

Nearly a dozen children’s book authors will pitch their new projects as members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and friends of CBC enjoy a lively tea.

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13 May
2019 Summer Kids INL teaser

The Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming May Kids’ Box.

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08 May
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Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

In addition to keynote speakers Elizabeth Acevedo, Alyssa Milano, and Ann Patchett, authors include Cece Bell, Erin Entrada Kelly, Innosanto Nagara, Jerry Pinkney, Jon Scieszka, and Henry Winkler.

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06 May
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Don’t Miss Out on These Children’s Bookselling Events at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo are encouraged to buy tickets for the 2019 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction and the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea.

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