Children’s Bookselling

08 May

Author and Wellness Expert Mallika Chopra to Speak at Children’s Institute

At Ci6, Mallika Chopra will share practical tips from her forthcoming children’s how-to meditation book, Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More.

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27 Apr
Callout for ABC Best Books catalog titles

Recommendations Sought for 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2018 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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24 Apr

Inventor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin to Speak at Children’s Institute

Temple Grandin, author of the forthcoming Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor, will discuss her childhood love for inventors and the importance of kids having time to tinker.

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23 Apr

Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

ABA members and friends of CBC can enjoy a lively lunch with 20 children’s book authors as they pitch their new projects at BookExpo 2018. Reserve your tickets now; space is limited.

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23 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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17 Apr

ABC Launches Summer Reading Superheroes Challenge

Materials to promote the Summer Reading Superheroes challenge include a bingo card, a critical thinking activity game, STEM and STEAM inspired activities, and printable stickers.

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06 Apr

New Education Sessions Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Booksellers heading to New Orleans for the sixth annual Children’s Institute can attend sessions on branding, opening a new store, creating LGBTQ youth programs, marketing STEM titles, and Edelweiss.

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03 Apr
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“The Hate U Give” Author Angie Thomas to Speak at Children’s Institute

Here, bestselling debut author Angie Thomas discusses what prompted her to write The Hate U Give and what she plans to talk about during her keynote speech at Children’s Institute.

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30 Mar

Tickets on Sale Now for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and the Children’s Book Council, the auction will honor Ashley Bryan and feature the announcement of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners.

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27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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20 Mar
Children's Institute 6 logo

Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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12 Mar
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Sign Up for the ABC Group’s Flashlight e-Newsletter

All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

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05 Mar

Register Now for Children’s Institute

This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

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02 Mar
Children's Art Auction

Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

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