Children’s Bookselling

17 Jun

Kids' Booksellers Give It Away to Get It Back

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14 May

The Summer 2009 Children's Indie Next List Preview

A new season of insightful indie booksellers' recommendations for the next great reads in children's and young adult titles -- featured in a four-page list with a bold, bright, and fun design -- will be arriving soon in bookstores in the Summer 2009 Kids' Next List.

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11 May

The Summer 2009 Children's Indie Next List

1. Radiant Darkness: A Novel by Emily Whitman
(Greenwillow, $16.99, 9780061724497 / 0061724491)
"Emily Whitman has written an inventive retelling of the myth of Persephone's kidnapping by Hades and her stay in the Underworld. In this version, she is a willing participant in the seduction, but then has to establish herself as an equal in her relationship with Hades. Are there modern overtones? Yes, and they help make Radiant Darkness a very good story." --Nicola Rooney, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

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07 May

Spotlight on Children's Programming at BEA

BTW asked ABC Executive Director Kristen McLean to share her thoughts on some of the highlights of programming for children's booksellers at BEA.

By Kristen McLean, Executive Director, Association of Booksellers for Children

I'm actually very excited about some of the changes and additions to our children's programming this year at BEA.

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01 May

WNBA Names 2009 Pannell Winners

The Women's National Book Association has announced the winners of the 2009 WNBA Pannell Awards, given annually since 1983, to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities in ways that bring books and young people together.

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02 Apr

ABC Explores Merger With ABA

The Association of Booksellers for Children is exploring a variety of options "to keep the organization viable." In a letter sent to ABC's bookseller members via e-mail on March 26, the ABC Board explained, "A possible option would include becoming a division of ABA, a department of ABA, or another configuration that we haven't d

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12 Feb

The Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Preview

With a fun and vibrant design that reflects the energy, verve, and insight of its indie bookseller recommendations, the Spring 2009 Kids' Next List has arrived. The new list can be seen in preview and is now featured on in a clear, interactive format that lets consumers access all of the stellar picks and purchase titles from their favorite independent bookstores.

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26 Jan

2009 Caldecott & Newbery Award Winners Announced

On Monday, January 26, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of its Caldecott and Newbery medals and other awards for the best children's and young adult literature at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Among this year's winners were:

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins Children's Books


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13 Nov

The Winter '08/'09 Children's Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the Winter '08/'09 Kids' Indie Next List, which is now featured on in a user-friendly, interactive format that lets consumers peruse these insightful indie recommendations and purchase titles.

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10 Nov

The Winter '08 /'09 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023481 / 0439023483)

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21 Aug

Kids' Indie Next List Now Featured on

The Fall '08 Kids' Next List is now featured on in a fun, interactive format that makes it easy for consumers to purchase these insightful indie recommendations.

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14 Aug

ABA Announces First Children's Indie Next List

The first Children's Indie Next List is now available for preview. The new list showcases not only a wide range of exemplary titles for young readers, as chosen by indie booksellers, but also a new, redesigned format.

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11 Aug

Fall 2008 Children's Indie Next List

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (illus.)
(HarperCollins, $17.99, 9780060530921 / 0060530928)

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09 Jul

Kids' Indie Next List to Debut This Fall: Nominations Needed Now

This Friday, July 11, is the deadline for nominations for the Fall Children's Indie Next List, which will be the debut kids' Next List.

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