Children’s Bookselling

01 Jun

Children's Book & Author Breakfast Celebrates New 'Golden Age of Children's Literature'

The Friday Children's Book & Author Breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day, if the laughter and applause of several hundred booksellers and publishing professionals was any indication.

Libba Bray, author of the forthcoming The Sweet Far Thing (Delacorte Press), was emcee for the breakfast event, which was presented in cooperation with the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee, a cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association, Association of Booksellers for Children, and the Children's Book Council.

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08 May

Children's Poet Laureate Aims to Foster a Lifelong Love of Poetry

Jack Prelutsky

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02 May

Pannell Winners Announced

This year's winners of the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for Excellence in Children's Bookselling, announced by the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) on May 2, are Books & Books in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, in the general bookstore category and Wonderland Books & Toys in Rockford, Illinois, in the children's specialty category.

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27 Mar

BEA Children's and College Store Programming Preview

The American Booksellers Association's Thursday Day of Education (at Hotel ABA, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York) at BookExpo America 2007 also features programming for children's booksellers, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, and programming for college stores, sponsored by the National Associa

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07 Feb

The Spring 2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

1. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785 / 0439813786, Available in March) "The triple talents of Brian Selznick come into full play in this spellbinding mystery, which is presented through both narrative and original drawings. This story of a talented orphan boy, a bookish girl, and an old man with a mysterious past hidden in the early days of filmmaking will hold the reader's interest to its grand finale.

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22 Jan

ALA Kids' Awards Wrap-Up

On Monday, January 22, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2007 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, as well as honor books in each category. The announcements were made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. A number of other award winners were also announced.

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16 Nov

Announcing the Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks

The Winter 2006/2007 Book Sense Children's Picks list can now be previewed online. Independent bookstores with Book Sense will begin receiving the Children's Picks fliers, which are being mailed directly from the printer, within the next week. Additional copies may be requested via e-mail to

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31 Oct

Children's Book Week Encourages Young Readers to Ask for 'More Books, Please'

The 87th annual Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC), will be celebrated from November 13 - 19. CBC, the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of books and materials for children and young adults, sponsors the annual event to celebrate the written word and to introduce young people to new authors and ideas in schools, bookstores, libraries, and homes.

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26 Oct

Book Sense Announces New Children's White Box Series, Adds 4th Yearly Kids' Picks List

Beginning in 2007, Book Sense will augment its current monthly Red and White Box programs with a series of quarterly mailings of materials specifically geared toward children's booksellers. In addition, the Book Sense Children's Picks will expand from three to four lists annually, with the creation of a new spring list.

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26 Oct

Big, Complex Topics -- Small, Readable Books

Canadian publisher Groundwood Books has created The Groundwork Guides, a new series of "edgy, opinionated guides" for teen readers about important political and social issues.

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29 Aug

Kids Cooking as Easy as 1-2-3

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28 Aug


The article titled "WNBA Calls for Pannell Award Nominees" in the August 17 issue of Bookselling This Week was incorrect. The Women's National Book Association will not call for Pannell Award nominees until October, and the contact will be Mary Grey James, chair of the Pannell Award Committee.

BTW apologizes for the confusion.

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05 Jul

SCBA Offers Tour to Children's Bookstores

On Saturday, July 22, the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) will hold its fourth bookstore tourism event. The "'I Feel the Need to Read' Children's Independent Bookstore Tour" will visit four stores in the Los Angeles area, as well as the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. SCBA describes the event as an opportunity for children and booklovers of all ages to visit "some of the country's most knowledgeable and inspiring children's bookstores to meet authors, fellow book lovers, and new friends."

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24 May

Children's Booksellers Focus on Selling Outside the Box

Thursday afternoon's sessions for children's booksellers at BookExpo America were sponsored by the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee: A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children's Book Council (CBC)

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23 Mar

Summer Kids' Deadline Friday

The deadline for the Summer Children's Picks list is Friday, March 24.

Booksellers who have not yet sent in nominations to the list are strongly encouraged to do so today. Nominations can be e-mailed to, or they can be submitted via a convenient online nomination form.

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