2013 Caldecott, Newbery, Other Youth Media Award Winners Named

On Monday, January 28, at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association (ALA) announced a wide range of award-winning books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults, including the recipients of the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards.

Studies Size Up the Kids’ Book Market

On Tuesday, January 15,  at the Children’s Publishing Goes Digital Conference in NYC, two sessions presented key findings from recent studies on influencers of children’s book choices, methods of discovery, and attitudes towards books and reading.

Bookseller to Be Published by Candlewick

Books Inc.’s Maggie Tokuda-Hall has sold a manuscript for a picture book to Candlewick Press.

The 2012 Indie Holiday Bestsellers

Here are the top 15 bestselling titles in the categories of Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction and Nonfiction, and Children’s Interest and Illustrated based on reporting from independent bookstores nationwide for the six-week holiday period, from November 23 through December 31, 2012.

WNBA Pannell Award Nomination Deadline Extended

The Women’s National Book Association has extended the nomination period of indie bookstores for the WNBA Pannell Award to Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Help Make the Spring 2013 Kids’ Next List a Great One

Are there children’s books that you just can’t wait to handsell this spring? Now is the time for indie store owners and staff to nominate their favorites for the Spring 2013 Kids’ Indie Next List.

Initiative Aims to Help Bellevue Hospital Rebuild Reach Out and Read Program

Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins has launched an initiative to help Bellevue Hospital in New York City rebuild its Reach Out and Read program, which lost thousands of books in Hurricane Sandy. The program serves approximately 11,000 underprivileged children a year.

A Q&A With Rebecca Stead, Author of the Thanks for Shopping Indie Title “Liar & Spy”

Newbery Medal-winner Rebecca Stead, author of  “Liar & Spy,” a featured title in Thanks for Shopping Indie promos beginning November 24 at participating ABA member stores around the country, talks to BTW about middle school friendship, her writing process, and her own personal spy experience.

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day: December 1

Now in its third year, Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is bigger than ever. On December 1, bookstores across the country will be welcoming children and parents with author visits, storytimes, and giveaways.

The Winter ’12 - ’13 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here are the titles on the Winter Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving in stores in the Children’s White Box.

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